Owls hope to keep Barkley

  • Last Updated: October 17 2012, 10:22 BST

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones is hoping Everton will agree to let Ross Barkley extend his loan deal at Hillsborough.

Ross Barkley: On loan at Hillsborough

Ross Barkley

20. Ross Barkley

Title Number
Appearances 20 (2)
Goals 4
Assists 4
Yellows 3
Reds 0
*Current Season

Barkley joined the Owls for an initial month in mid-September and has scored once in six Championship appearances.

Reports suggest his loan will expire after Friday's game against Leeds, but Jones is keen to hang onto the teenage winger.

"Hopefully we can keep Ross," said Jones in the Sheffield Star. "I think they [Everton] want us to have him because the kid hasn't done anything wrong.

"Ross is a kid and going to make mistakes, but he's some player when he drives on and plays the way he does."

Barkley has made 10 appearances in all competitions for Everton and the 18-year-old is tipped for a bright future at Goodison Park.

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