What The Papers Say - 14 March
Barkley and Oviedo mentioned in Friday's papers.
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There is praise for Ross Barkley from Roberto Martinez is Friday’s issue of the Liverpool Echo.
The Blues boss believes the England international is close to returning to the peak of his powers, as indicated by his impressive performance against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.
Also in the Echo, Martinez looks ahead to Saturday afternoon’s clash with Cardiff City at Goodison Park.
The Spaniard says he will continue to monitor the fitness of duo Phil Jagielka and Steven Pienaar, who are doubts to feature against a Bluebirds side that Martinez insists will avoid relegation this term.
Nationally, the Daily Mail, Daily Express and Daily Mirror all report that Costa Rican international Bryan Oviedo could be fit to face England in the World Cup as he continues to make a hasty recovery from a broken leg.