| 15.6°C Dublin

Toffees teen Stones tipped for top

EVERTON centre-back Antolin Alcaraz predicts a big future for fellow defender John Stones after some impressive recent performances.

Injuries mean the 19-year-old has started the last two games alongside the Paraguay international and was man of the match in Saturday's 4-0 FA Cup win over QPR.

Stones has made just nine appearances this season but has hardly put a foot wrong when called upon due to the squad beginning to get stretched.

Manager Roberto Martinez last week said the England Under-21 international was "going to be one of the best defenders in the English game," and Alcaraz fully agrees. "John was great. He is a young lad who has a long future and he had a great game against Stoke and QPR," he said. "He has a great future, he has really good quality. He is a young guy and he needs more games to prove himself."


Privacy