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Moyes Proud Of Youngsters

Blues young players impress the manager with their work rate.

Moyes Proud Of Youngsters
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David Moyes says he's been impressed by the younger members of his squad even though they've been thrown in the deep end.

The Everton manager explained that due to the number of senior players injured this season his teenage stars have been used more than he would wish.

Jack Rodwell and Dan Gosling are the two young guns who have featured regularly in the first team set-up this term.

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"The one thing we encourage at Everton is putting the young boys in the line-ups,” he said.

"There's an element of sink or swim when you do that and in the main our boys have swum through it."

Moyes had planned to rest his young players more this season to help them acclimatise to the demands of the Premier League.

"I would of liked to have used the likes of Jack Rodwell and Dan Gosling in certain games and at the right moments for them, then given them a rest,” he continued.

"But we've not had enough options to do that so we know we are giving them a hard shift at the moment.

"If you are a young boy you certainly want to play though," added Moyes.  "In fact, I think it will help their development in the long run.  If we have got boys and I think they are good enough they will get put into the team, it's as simple as that at Everton."

While in the past, top flight managers have been criticised for not blooding their young talent, the Blues manager says he's always looking to bring youth through.

"If we keep producing boys who are good enough to be in the team I will give them a chance regardless of their age and at the moment, because of our injury list, they are certainly getting an opportunity," he concluded.

alexis leungBoth Jack and Dan have improved a lot this season. Even at the beginning of the season Jack was only running up and down the pitch alongside the big brothers. Dan has more personality and has been able to play his own game. I think the two need to get more muscle, put on more weight and be more brave to challenge for the ball. Get another goal next match, Dan.... you have done that before!

Wednesday 11th November 07:49 Report Comment

Sam Rixthe boys are playing unbelievably. Its great to see the depth of the everton squad. It is great managing by moyes to create such talented youngsters. When we get players like mikel, stevie p, jags, and neville back, every evertonian knows that we will definately not only compete against the top flight clubs in the premier league but win some of those moyes we trust

Tuesday 10th November 09:32 Report Comment

Phil Hulme..We are a momentum team, and the 5-0 beating in Portugal quite clearly knocked the wind out of our sails....with the return of Baines we look tighter already, and if he had played on the Benfica night it would have been 100% different result.....however Moyes needs to get the new youngsters training more, and the old guns fitter in the international window and re-focus the lads. I thought his handling of the comments regarding the 'Are you worried about Everton dragging down your reputation?' question were brilliant in the Sunday papers, and hopefully Moyes can turn this ship around and prove them all wrong...5th spot still a realistic ambition, as we have 6 points more than we did last season after 11 games.....Let's all get behind the Blues and show the world that Everton are not just a proud history .....we are the club of the people...and under Moyes will we be victorious.....

Monday 9th November 21:11 Report Comment

colin dolmancome on you blues the only way is up c o y b

Monday 9th November 20:08 Report Comment

Declan Ryanalthough these matches may be taking there toll on the two youngsters (energy wise) its gonna pay off in seasons to come! these are the experiences that will make them top quality players in half the time it would normally take! two staters in the future! i'd like to see Gosling get a bit more defencive training though i think he could make a great right back in the future aswell as a winger...and well Rodwell looks very versitile already! they're two boys with time on there side and a manager that will make them future legends at the club!!

Monday 9th November 19:00 Report Comment

Eamonn ByrneI wonder if there is any other club in England or even Europe with sucha huge number of first team players injured? Arteta, Jags, Neville, Anichebe, Pienaar, Osman, Jo, Vaughan...the list never seems to end...someone returns only for someone else to go out. And yet the youngsters step in and win away. The International break will be a welcome rest for some players (not Cahill or Neill!) and then it's on to Old Trafford....COYB!

Monday 9th November 18:00 Report Comment

brennan finneganGreat to see the young lads doing so well, but if it continues how long will it be before Alexander will be on the phone. At the moment Rod is better than any of the current Mut midfield

Monday 9th November 17:42 Report Comment

Malcolm BubbVery happy with both youngsters, but I'd like to see Rodwell work even harder when we don't have possession and Gosling add a trick or two, to make space.

Monday 9th November 17:30 Report Comment

Mark ReidEverton's form dropped this season as soon as Neville then Pienaar went, and will return with them both back. Nev's the organiser and does the mop up in front of the defence. Pienaar's that badly needed creativity (without Arteta). We'll get our balance back rapidly with them both back. On Johnny Heitinga. Want to say how pleased I am with him. Terrible first touch at Fulham. Ineffectual at Portsmouth. I began to think he was like Jags. Unable to play midfield. Then Aston Villa and yesterday happened, with him spraying accurate 30 yard passes and looking better and better. Masterstoke by Moyes. And Graham Sharp's man of the match. Put paid to all those saying he was a waste of money, because you can tell he's getting better and better. With Pienaar back and Neville available I think we'll see us push on again and our form will improve greatly. The youngster's pressures will ease too.

Monday 9th November 16:11 Report Comment


Monday 9th November 16:05 Report Comment

John HauBoth Rodwell and Gosling still got alot to learn but our game seem to be alot more easier for Rodwell to adapt so he seem to be giving some great performance, but still lacking composure when he need to take a quick long shots, on anybody days they could take a good shots and score, which Rodwell did early on the season, he need to keep himself sharp and be able to take those shots anytime he want and need. Gosling still need to work on his skill and particular his decision making , like when it is the right time to past a player and when to pass the ball, these things improve with experience and training. I hope the goal he score against West Ham would give him the confidence he need to move onto the next level. There are injuries crisis at the moment, so If you got what it takes to make this position yours, now is your chance, don't waste it.

Monday 9th November 14:59 Report Comment

Lee SummersThe lads have done themselves and the team Proud keep it up lads in moyes we trust

Monday 9th November 14:54 Report Comment

Craig Webbvery proud with the young guns at the club. they have proved they can step up to the mark for 90 minutes week after week , not just appearances of the bench. I would love for some of the "older" members of the squad to take a leaf out of Dan and Jack's books! Def need Jags, Mikel and Phil back asap

Monday 9th November 14:12 Report Comment

Paul Ellamjust another reason to love everton, its great to see young lads doing their bit and arsenal have certainly shown it can be a good thing to use the younger prospects. keep up this philosophy everton, it will reap many rewards in the present and future

Monday 9th November 14:10 Report Comment


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