Barkleyâ€™s dynamic yet composed performance in midfield earned a standing ovation from the army of travelling Blues supporters after he was substituted with a quarter of an hour remaining.
â€śRoss is a strong young boy and he is going to be a fantastic player,â€ť Howard told evertontv.
â€śThere is a trust level that he is building and the more big games he plays in that will keep growing.
â€śWe try and stay on him and we donâ€™t want him to get complacent. Thatâ€™s important with young players on the rise who have a big name and a lot of expectation.
â€śItâ€™s important to keep them grounded and he is a good boy so his feet are firmly on the floor.â€ť