Unsworth: The main lesson that Everton's youngsters are taught

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Everton under-21 boss David Unsworth has explained the main lesson youngsters are taught at the club.

Everton under-21 boss David Unsworth has explained the message the younger players at the club have always been taught, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

Having a stronger core of consistent and positive youngsters is important for any side and Unsworth has stressed that the players in the Everton youth ranks are being taught to play in a particular way.

“George (Green) and his team-mates at Everton have always been taught to get on the ball,” said Unsworth.

“Myself, the manager and Joe Royle are massive advocates of the loan market and we all believe that it is part of the players’ pathway to experience real football.”

Green scored the equaliser for loan side Tranmere Rovers over the weekend in League Two and it’s also important that the younger players are being given the chances to practice what they are being taught at Goodison.

What Roberto Martinez will be looking for with any of his younger players on loan away from the club is progression and a development of the skills they have already accumulated.

George Green and other young players who have made a positive impact at loan sides need to continue putting in positive performances, which places pressure on Everton for when they return.

That pressure can come in the form of pushing for a first team place or pushing for another loan move, but to a side with a higher profile in a higher league.

Strong and impressive younger players will make Roberto Martinez’s job easier over the next few seasons and it’s important he utilises them to create a spine in his team for years to come.

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