What The Papers Say - 13 January
Barry and Howard mentioned in Monday's press summary.
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Monday’s newspapers continue to reflect on Everton’s 2-0 weekend victory over Norwich City.
Gareth Barry set the Blues on their way to three points at Goodison Park and his performance again generated media discussion about a potential England recall for the on-loan midfielder.
Barry has told the Daily Star that he is still available for selection for international football – but he will start making plans for a summer holiday if he doesn’t hear from Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson, who was at Goodison on Saturday afternoon, in the near future.
The same story is covered in the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail, with Barry explaining that he will ‘see’ if an international recall does come his way.
Locally, Tim Howard has told the Liverpool Echo that Everton can stay in the race for a top-four finish.
The Echo’s match report says that the Toffees achieved victory against the Canaries ‘largely in third gear’ as Roberto Martinez’s side ‘did what they had to do’ to earn the three points.
Everton boosted their attacking options by recruiting Aiden McGeady on Saturday. The Mirror claims that if Martinez is to also add Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi to his frontline, the Toffees will need to pay £7million in one instalment to prise the 20-year-old away from Standard Liege.