Last Updated: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:57
Everton's John Stones is enjoying life at Goodison Park and is hoping to take what he has learnt into the upcoming Under-20 World Cup.
Stones is one of five Everton players named in Peter Taylor's England Under-20 for the tournament in Turkey, that starts on June 23.
The 19-year-old began his career at Barnsley before completing a £3million switch to Goodison Park on transfer deadline day in January.
Though he has yet to make a senior appearance he is a regular for the reserve side and has been named in the first-team squad on several occasions.
The teenager is delighted the way things are going with the Toffees and is already looking forward to next season.
"It's been brilliant [at Everton], I've loved it," he told the club's official website. "Everton is a great club and all the lads have taken to me well.
"I'm thankful for that and hopefully I can kick on next season after the World Cup."
Regarding the World Cup, Stones added: "We can't wait to get out there and get acclimatised and start training. We're looking forward to doing well.
"To play for England was always a dream before all that and everything's just happened so quickly since. It's a great privilege for all of us, even just to put an England shirt on, but to play in a World Cup is a fantastic opportunity."
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