Roberto Martinez provides update on Everton's January transfer plans

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists that he is not intending to be too active in the January transfer window.

Roberto Martinez has told Sky Sports that bringing players in at Everton is not his priority, despite their disappointing start to the season.

The Toffees are currently in 11th place in the Premier League table, having failed to live up to expectations so far this campaign.

However, Martinez has confidence in his current group of players - and he insists that Everton will only be active in the transfer window if they can sign a player who can significantly the quality of their squad.

“We always look to try and take advantage of the window," the Spanish boss said.

“That is our way of working and we have been doing some work beforehand to identify players that could help us. 

“But, as you could see today, we are ready to have a strong second half to the season so I wouldn’t expect we need anything in order to improve.

“If we can find anyone that can help us we will always look into it but it is not a priority at the moment.”

Everton already have a squad which is packed with quality, especially in attacking positions.

The likes of Steven Naismith, Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas, who are all of proven Premier League quality, have struggled for first-team appearances this season - highlighting the depth in Everton's squad.

And, despite their relatively poor start, Everton are not too far away from achieving their objectives.

The Toffees’ performances have shown plenty of promise, and they are only five points away from the top six as things stand.

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