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Shane Duffy and Luke Garbutt enjoyed winning weekends out on loan as Roberto Martinez considers utilising the system more this season.
Duffy has been at Yeovil Town for the past month and they secured their first league win since the opening day of the season with a 3-1 triumph over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
The Glovers probably weren't fancied too much ahead of kick-off at Huish Park but gave themselves the points needed to climb off the bottom of the Championship table.
Garbutt, meanwhile, was the architect for Colchester United's match-winning goal as they hosted Peterborough.
A sublime delivery from the left was perfect for Macauley Bonne to head home for a 1-0 win to lift the U's to 14th in League One.
Francisco Junior was not involved as Vitesse Arnhem drew 2-2 at home to FC Groningen on Sunday.
Everton boss Martinez has been keeping track of his players out on loan while weighing up the possibility of additional youngsters gaining similar experience.
“That is something that we are monitoring on an on-going basis," he explained to evertontv.
"Alan [Stubbs] knows the players from working with them day-to-day and he is the first one that gets the impression when a player needs to go out on loan to experience first-team football. That is something we monitor constantly and on a weekly basis.
“There are different players on different programmes and we are going to carry on looking at those. We have a few players out on loan at the moment and that has been a good experience but it’s very important to set the right step for the players to carry on developing.
“Every player needs different aspects of their game developed and certain clubs will be better than others and certain teams at different times will be what the player needs.
“But ultimately it is down to the desire of the player, their standards and discipline and how much they want to get out of the experience. That is probably then the period to realise if the player is ready to move on to bigger things. That’s where the development chain at the football club is vitally important.”
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