Everton midfielder Leon Osman was delighted for Ross Barkley after his cameo in victory over Stoke City.

Barkley impressed in his substitute appearance.

"I was pleased for Ross," said Osman. "It shows the manager's belief in him that he threw him on in a tight game.

"He didn't disappoint. I've spoken to him about earning the manager's trust; to keep the ball ticking over in certain areas and then when he has a chance to show what he's capable of, and I thought he showed a bit more maturity than he had done in the past."