In that time, Barkley made 12 starts and one substitute appearance for the Championship outfit, netting four goals.
I enjoyed it," the teenager told evertontv. "I was there for two months and it was valuable experience, which I needed because playing in the Under-21s, it's good, but you need to be playing competitive football for points.
"It helped. By going away I feel like I've turned into a better player. I've learned quite a lot in a short space of time.
"The players talk more because they're fighting for points and we were low in the league and trying to get up. Also with the Under-21s, it's not really as physical as it is in the Championship, and it's much better playing in front of crowds too."