ROSS Barkley wants to prove he has the consistency to match his undoubted ability now he has returned to Everton.
The 18-year-old midfielder is back at Goodison Park after his two-month loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday came to an end earlier this week.
Barkley made 12 starts and one substitute appearance for the Championship outfit, scoring four goals and left with the endorsement of Owls boss Dave Jones ringing in his ears.
Following his return, Moyes said he felt regular first-team football had benefited the youngster.
And, having added to the 10 competitive run-outs he made for the Blues last term, Barkley believes he is now ready to thrive in the Premier League.
He said: “I enjoyed it. 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. I believe I'm better prepared now, more consistent.
“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.”
Moyes sent a member of his backroom staff to report back on the youngster every time he appeared for Wednesday, even watching him twice himself.
Barkley added: “It was nice to know he was watching. It shows he wants to know how I'm getting on, how I'm progressing and how I’m learning.
“Now I just want to make an impression. The manager's just said to do what I'm doing in training, do what I'm doing in matches and be ready to take my chance.”