Everton boss Martinez: No need for Stones loan
Stones has been linked with a loan move away.
"I think he can develop here fighting for his place," Martinez told the Liverpool Echo. "He's earned that and I don't think he needs to go out on loan and play. Here he is learning on a daily basis from Jags and Distin, and that's exactly what he needs.
"He's not the same player from pre-season, he's already gone to a different level.
"He's got an incredible future which we're all excited about and we're looking forward to him fighting to see how quickly he can get in the team."
For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball