Barkley's First-Team Aim
Ross hoping to impress next boss with U20 World Cup displays.
Ross Barkley hopes a successful Under-20 World Cup with England can prove the perfect preparation for an assault on the Everton first-team next season.
The midfielder has been named in a provisional 35-man squad for the tournament, with a final party of 21 set to be announced on Friday 7 June.
And while participation in the competition will mean no summer rest for the youngster, he expects to be in good condition when he returns to Goodison Park for pre-season training in July.
Barkley was last week named the Toffees' Young Player of the Season for 2012/13, and the 19-year-old feels now is the time to begin making the most of his undoubted potential.
"Things like the award give me real hope of becoming a first-team regular and I'm thinking about next season already," he told evertontv.
"I've got the Under-20 World Cup coming up, so I haven't really got a summer but I'll be ready for the pre-season, for the new manager and hopefully I'll impress him."
The Under-20 World Cup will take place in Turkey between 21 June and 13 July, with England set to tackle Iraq, Chile and Egypt in Group E.
And Barkley added: "Playing against different countries from all over the world will be good for me. It should be a good experience."
Barkley could be joined in Peter Taylor's squad by Everton teammates John Stones, Jake Bidwell, Luke Garbutt, John Lundstram and Chris Long.