Everton midfielder Gareth Barry says he's happy to help bring on young teammates James McCarthy and Ross Barkley.

Barry knows what is expected of him as a midfield mentor, but admits it's not a role he is immediately accustomed to.

"It's certainly not a natural thing for me," he said. "I keep myself to myself. I'm quiet, but in terms of setting an example on the training ground and off the pitch, players can feed off that.

"On the pitch is where I can do my talking a bit more and talk the younger players through a game and help them, especially James who is playing alongside me. It's not a case of pulling players to one side off the pitch but doing the right thing and them picking things up from you.

"That's more the route I'll be going down."

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