Everton boss Roberto Martinez rules out buying defender in January

Everton's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez reacts to Leicester City's second equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 16, 2014
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirms that he will not be searching for a new defender in the January transfer market.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that the club will not be hunting for a new defender during the January transfer window.

The Merseyside outfit will be without injured John Stones until the New Year, but Martinez is confident that Phil Jagielka, Antolin Alcaraz, Sylvain Distin and Tyias Browning can cope.

"We won't sign a defender, as you can see we have been performing well at the back and centre-half position is a position we are strong in," the Daily Star quotes Martinez as saying. "We are just making sure we get John fully fit and ready in the New Year."

The Toffees are currently ninth in the Premier League table.

Everton's John Stones in action against Aston Villa during their Premier League match on February 1, 2014
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