Gareth Barry admits that he has settled into life at Everton quicker than he did at his parent club, Manchester City.

Since joining the Toffees on a season-long-loan, Barry has started life at Goodison Park brilliantly, recapturing the form that earned him a move to the Etihad Stadium in 2009.

The 32-year-old told Everton's official website how quickly it's taken to feel at home.

"Certainly at City it took me a lot longer to feel part of the team and part of the club but here it has felt that bit different." Barry commented. "It's been a mixture of things but I've felt part of Everton already".

His move to City was the first in his career after the midfielder spent all of his time at Aston Villa. Barry moved for £12m during the start of Sheikh Mansour's revolution at City, along with Carlos Tevez, Kolo Toure, Joleon Lescott and Emmanuel Adebayor.

Three years on and Barry is relishing a new challenge with Everton, having been overlooked by new City boss, Manuel Pellegrini.

"Everybody has welcomed me in and the manager has suited my style, so I think that played a big part in me fitting straight in," he added. "Obviously positive results help as well."

Barry had to sit out Everton's last match away at Manchester City due to loan regulations; however, the England international is expected to return to action on Saturday at home to Hull City.


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