Everton have been able to play a number of their younger prospects this term.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he has been impressed by how quickly the club's youngsters have progressed this season.
The Toffees have named a number of promising talents in their starting line-up this term, and Martinez has been delighted with how well they have adapted.
The likes of John Stones, Luke Garbutt and Tyias Browning have all featured regularly for the side this campaign, and their manager has been pleasantly surprised at the impact that they have made.
RM: "We have been delighted with how our younger players have developed in a difficult season, taking bigger roles earlier than expected."— Everton (@Everton) May 14, 2015
Martinez will be pleased to have so many young players on the verge of a breakthrough, as the spine of his team does appear to be in need of a freshening up.
There are a number of players in the Everton squad that are reaching the twilight of their respective careers, so Martinez needs to keep an eye on the future.
The Spaniard appears to have been buoyed by the current campaign in that respect, and it is likely that even more young players will be given first-team opportunities next season.
Everton take on West Ham United at the weekend and Martinez could use the opportunity to ease a few more of his hot prospects into first-team life.