Naismith suggests Martinez is already drawing up summer transfer plans

Everton attacker Steven Naismith has suggested that Roberto Martinez won't hesitate to axe players at the end of the season.

Everton forward Steven Naismith has explained to the Daily Post the immense pressure the club’s players are currently under.

Naismith feels that Roberto Martinez could be forming decisions over which players he wants to keep and sell looking ahead to next season.

“If you are not performing then you are not going to be here very long,” said Naismith.

“This club is ambitious and wants to go forward and I’m sure the manager will look for a replacement to do the job he wants done if you’re not doing it.”

Everton have struggled domestically this season, while impressing with the decreased pressure of the Europa League.

The Toffees take on Dynamo Kiev in the Europe this evening, but the priority for the club is always going to be the Premier League.

Where Martinez will try and improve his squad looking ahead to the summer is difficult to gauge because the season hasn’t ended.

There is still time for players who have been underperforming to turn things around and weigh in with big performances over the rest of the campaign.

The defence could be freshened up, the midfield could use an extra wide man and the boss may want to give himself an extra option up front.

The only positive is that if Everton’s players really do feel as though they are playing for their futures, the performance level of the side should go through the roof and make the team very difficult to beat.

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