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Gareth Barry has admitted he remains determined to represent his country again and hopes he can play an important part for his new club this season.

The midfielder joined Everton on loan from Manchester City, after appearing to not be in the plans of new boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Barry completed his move on deadline day of the summer transfer window and has become an important player for Roberto Martinez.

Everton have managed 12 points from their opening seven league games, including an impressive win against title challengers Chelsea.

The 32-year-old was unable to feature when his new side lost at the Etihad last week due to contract stipulations.

Barry has yet to attract the interest of England manager Roy Hodgson, and has not appeared for his country since June 2012.

Despite the lack of opportunities, Barry insists he would like to return to international football but is focused on Everton for the time being.

Barry, who has 53 international appearances, told the official Everton website: "It's something that I definitely wouldn't be turning down at the moment.

"I joined Everton to play regular football and that's still my main target, to get my form going. If an England call comes with that, then fantastic.

"I've always said that I want to play as long as possible and as long as my body and legs allows me to do so.

"At the moment I'm feeling good and really fit, and I'm hopeful I can play for a number of years.

"But I've always taken one season at a time, and this season I'm looking at keeping a good run of form going and helping Everton climb the table to see where it gets us."

Barry will be looking to return to action for Everton when Hull City arrive at Goodison Park after the international brake.

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