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Martinez excited about Everton FA Youth Cup team

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is delighted to see the club reach the FA Youth Cup quarterfinals.

Everton defeated Sheffield United last night to reach the final eight.

Asked if supporters can expect to see players from the current U18 crop pushing for first-team football next season, Martinez said: "We will.

"They are a very talented generation and I want to create a real competitive edge in every position at the club.

"All the way from the ages of 16 through to 22 is a group we are going to pay a lot of attention to.

"We are going to give them what they need to develop as footballers and they will always have an opportunity as long as they apply themselves well and progress in the manner we expect at Everton. We are really excited about the players we have in-house.

"People speak about possible signings and targets, but I get excited about the young players we have here. They have an incredible future and every one of those players deserves huge credit for the way they perform on a daily basis."

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