Everton are allowing five of their young players to extend their individual loans to the end of the season.

Jake Bidwell (Brentford), Adam Forshaw (Brentfrod), Aristote Nsiala (Accrington Stanley) and Luke Garbutt (Cheltenham) have all had their loan deals extended and will now complete the 2011/12 campaign away from Goodison Park, while James Wallace is finalising the paperwork on an extension to his spell at Tranmere Rovers.

It will allow the youngsters to build on the valuable first-team experience they have already gained with much still to play for as the season heads towards its climax.