Everton manager David Moyes admits even he has been lifted by the loan signing of Landon Donovan and news of teenager Ross Barkley's new long-term contract.
With discontent rising among some supporters about a perceived lack of movement in plans to sell the club the Scot was pleased to be able to talk about some good news for a change. United States international Donovan will return to Goodison Park in January for a second spell, while Barkley has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal.
When Moyes was asked whether the news about Donovan and Barkley had put a spring in everyone's step he said: "It does in mine, it makes me feel good. I've always said making progress at a club is really important."
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