Everton boss David Moyes is wary of rushing the development of Ross Barkley.
Barkley, who impressed on a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday earlier this season, should face Cheltenham tonight.
Moyes said: “We have to remember he is a young boy and we’re bringing him on. He missed a bit of football but I will continue to edge him nearer to our first team.
“When the right opportunities come and I think it’s the right time, I will do that.”