Everton youngster Barkley extends Sheffield Wednesday loan by extra month

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Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has extended his loan at Sheffield Wednesday by a month after a string of impressive performances for the League Championship side.

The 18-year-old Barkley joined the Hillsborough outfit in September in a bid to gain greater first-team exposure and has since made seven appearances, scoring in a 2-1 defeat to Bolton.

"Ross has got better and better since he came here," Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones told the club's official website. "The lad has a very bright future and playing games in the Championship will certainly help his development."

Barkley, an England U-21 youth international, will stay at Hillsborough on a week-to-week basis that is authorized under a youth loan arrangement to boost Wednesday in its bid to avoid relegation. Jones' men are currently in the drop zone, sitting 22nd of 24 teams in the Championship.

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