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Martinez ready to strengthen

Last Updated: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 08:35
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Everton boss Roberto Martinez has revealed the club are ready to splash out in the transfer window after suffering injuries.

Striker Arouna Kone has joined midfielder Darron Gibson on the injured list this week and the pair are facing lengthy spells on the sidelines and may not feature again this season.

Their absence has left Martinez short on options and he admits he will explore the transfer market for possible striking and midfield additions when the window re-opens.

He told the Liverpool Echo: "Arouna and Darron are two unexpected absences and we need to be as strong as we can be in the final third of the season, so we'll have to look into it.

"We're always looking, and in January we'll have to see where we are. What's important though is we never bring in players for the sake of it."

"It won't be a case of getting someone just to make up the numbers.

"If we find the right players we'll look into it, but if not I will look at the U21s and younger players here and make sure someone steps up because I've been impressed in that regard and it's important we keep that in mind."

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