Barry: I’m sure the manager and chairman have something up their sleeves

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has urged the Everton faithful to remain on their side and says that he is confident that manager Roberto Martinez and chairman Bill Kenwright have something up their sleeves to excite the fans.

Barry conceded that most other teams in the Premier League have spent decent money on players and strengthened but feels that he is confident that they have the squad to start winning matches.

“It is just about being patient,” he told Press Association Sport at Everton in the Community’s golf day at Formby Hall.

“It is always hard to be patient being a fan. You want players joining your club to excite you and give you something different to look at.

“Every club does things differently and that means leaving business till late then that is the way Everton do it.

“Other clubs have strengthened really well and spent a lot of money so we are up against quality teams but it is about getting momentum and that comes from winning games.

“It is a great group of lads who really trust each other and we know what we are about and everyone does their jobs.

“If the manager can keep that core of players together and keep them fit we are capable of achieving good things.

“I am sure the manager and chairman (Bill Kenwright) have something up their sleeves to excite fans.”

The result at the weekend against Watford has not helped to quell supporter unrest and Barry says the squad feels good and ready to push on.

“We have tinkered with our pre-season in the way we have done stuff and games we have had and generally the lads felt good,” he added

“Overall I think we were disappointed with it (the Watford result) as we were at home and wanted to get three points but at the same time it was the opening weekend and you only have to look at the other results at the weekend to see how difficult it can be.

“It is just important we take things forward and hopefully results will do the talking, as they generally do.”

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