Everton boss David Moyes would like to see his young players move out on loan.
But he admits the lack of squad depth could prevent his plans.
"I think when your squad is small, there are less likely to be players leaving anyway, just because of the equation," he said. "There are less players who are surplus to requirements.
"I've got a couple of young players who I'd like to get games on loan, just to keep their progress going, but that would be the only thing really."