Stuart Pearce on what Everton need, how they'll get it and next season

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The Sky Sports pundit believes Everton will succeed next season.

Everton's season has certainly been a mixed bag this term.

The Toffees have put in the odd sensational performance, made the League Cup semi-finals and remain in the FA Cup.

But they have also been leaky at the back, several of their better players have suffered from sketchy form and their league position does not reflect their quality.

The most annoying factor to this inconsistency is that with plenty of the Premier League's better teams all struggling this season Everton might have actually made a concerted effort at the top four this term if they could have performed on a regular basis.

Sky Sports pundit and former England under-21 boss Stuart Pearce can however see the positives.

Speaking on Sky Sports News today he suggested what Everton need and how they will do well next term:

"They are very close to being Champions League.

"A little bit of hard-nosed professionalism (they are missing) at times. That comes with one or two of their young players getting a bit more experience.

"I saw them at Norwich, where they ended up drawing the game. The fair result would have been 7-1 to Everton. They were that good.

"The game at West Brom at the weekend the same again.

"I think next year they'll have a good season."

Those young players he speaks about no doubt includes the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkely and John Stones - all of whom have the talent to be three of the best players in the Premier League in their respective positions.

If Everton can hold on to them and make them improve then undoubtedly next term should be more profitable for Roberto Martinez's men.

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