Everton boss David Moyes is happy with Ross Barkley's loan move to Leeds United.

Moyes says the decision was made given Thomas Hitzlsperger's form.

"Thomas wants to play, like everybody else," Moyes said.

"We've needed him and we will continue to need him with the games we have got in the second half of the season.

"I was thinking about letting Ross go out on loan and Thomas' experience allowed me to do that. I just felt that keeping him was important."