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Everton boss Martinez insists Barkley will return to best

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists Ross Barkley will soon return to his best.

It has been difficult campaign for Barkley, as he suffered a knee ligament problem in August that ruled him out for seven weeks and his manager says he is only just getting back to full fitness.

He said: "He is a goalscorer. He has an instinct to score goals and be dangerous in the final third. He is now fully fit. In the last two games he has played a really big part. He is slowly getting to his best level.

"I am really looking forward to the second half of the season. He is in constant development and a constant learning process. He is a phenomenal talent but the most impressive aspect of him is his character and his willingness to learn."

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