Martinez confident Everton kids are good enough

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is convinced he has the kids good enough to step up into the Premier League. Martinez admits they'll continue to work the summer market.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is convinced he has the kids good enough to step up into the Premier League.

Martinez admits they'll continue to work the summer market.

But he told the Liverpool Echo: ”We want to bring in four more players, but if I’m honest with you, we have five young players whose programme we’ve been following closely since we set them out 12 months ago.

“We’ve been trying to develop them and they deserve an opportunity.

“We want to see how they react in the first team, how close they are to being ready - like John Stones and Ross Barkley were last season.

“And then we will make the final decisions.

“We’ve got Tyias Browning, we’ve got Luke Garbutt, Conor McAleny, John Lundstram, even Chris Long to an extent , and Matthew Kennedy.

“Shane Duffy is in a slightly different category but we need to see if they are ready to help the team and if they are ready to be part of it.

“We know we need 22 or 23 outfield players for all the competitions next season.”

 
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