Jackie McNamara wants January to pass quickly so he can retain the services of his young brigade.

The likes of Ryan Gauld, John Souttar, Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven were recently watched by Everton boss Roberto Martinez but the Terrors manager is determined to keep the quartet at Tannadice past this winter.

"We are going to get this for the next three weeks or so. For me it's important that we keep them all. This is the best place for their progression," he said.

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