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Gareth Barry backs Barkley for World Cup place

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On loan Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry believes Everton teammate Ross Barkley should be included in the England squad for the World Cup finals, which would hold in Brazil.

The 20-year-old Ross Barkley is undoubtedly one of the rising stars of the English game - with his energetic displays and fizzing free-kicks especially this season.

And the experienced 32-year-old Barry believes he youngster can also become a star at Brazil this year if he is given the opportunity to prove his worth.

“Ross should absolutely be nailed on to be on that plane for me,” Barry told reporters.

“I’m sure the England manager knows enough about Ross to know that he could go out there and surprise a lot of teams, because he has that natural ability.

“Ross has just grown in confidence as the season has gone on. I think working with this manager is going to have that sort of impact on him. The more he learns about the game and his position, the more he’s going to improve. Confidence will come with that.

“He has got that natural ability and as he learns the game and his confidence grows and grows, he will turn into a better player.”

Barry, who is on a one-season long loan spell at the Merseyside, also went on to insist he is focused on regaining his own place in the England side through his continued sonorous form at Everton

“I’m not too worried about that at the moment,” he added of his own World Cup ambitions.

“I’m just looking forward to the second half of the season with Everton. I’ve not been involved with England for 18 months.”

Everton are currently fifth placed in the Premier League table this term.

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