The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v Everton

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Last Game

Leicester 1 - 0 Everton

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 12:00

Friendly Match

Foster: Stones can hit heights

John Stones has a glorious future with Everton and England ahead of him, according to former Barnsley team-mate and captain Stephen Foster.

Last Updated: 05/06/14 at 15:05 Post Comment

John Stones: Big future ahead according to former team-mate

John Stones: Big future ahead according to former team-mate

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Foster, who made 244 appearances during a six-year spell with Barnsley before his release last summer, played alongside Stones when the Everton defender made his Reds debut in the Capital One Cup at Rochdale in August 2012.

"He's a lot better player than I was and he can have a lot better career than I did," Foster told the Reds' official website. "I'm sure he will do. He's got all the attributes.

"It was always obvious he had talent, but the most impressive bit was he had a bite about him in his determination.

"His talent was obvious in the games I watched him play in. The reason why he continues to do so well is that he listens. For any aspiring footballer coming through the ranks, that's the most important thing - to listen."

Foster watched Stones make his England debut and added: "It was surreal, everyone associated with Barnsley will have got that sense of pride of knowing him.

"Him doing so well is just great to see. He'll continue to work hard and push on. You always want nice people to do well.

"Every time someone asks me about him, I always say the same thing - two separate managers have described him as a 'Rolls Royce'.

"He's got the lot. He's athletic, he's got the build, he's quick and got good feet."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Transfer news: Simon Mignolet backs Liverpool target Divock Origi and welcomes Pepe Reina return

Liverpool are closing in on Divock Origi and the Belgium youngster has been tipped to shine in the Premier League.

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby convinced he can put injury problems behind him for good

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is convinced his latest comeback from long-term injury will not prove another false dawn.

Premier League: Luke Shaw not fit enough says Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has ordered Luke Shaw to train alone because he is not fit enough.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property