IAIN TURNER'S loan spell at high flying Conference side Chester City is to be extended until the end of the season.
The talented young stopper, bought by David Moyes from Stirling Albion for £50,000 last year, has impressed in his first month at the Deva.
Chester boss Mark Wright is keen to keep hold of the 22-year-old and Moyes believes the extended stay will benefit the promising youngster.
He said: "We are happy for Iain to stay until the end of the season.
"We have several young players out on loan at the moment and I want them to gain the necessary experience before coming back here."
Richard Wright's return to action in a friendly against Bray Wanderers has convinced Moyes that Turner is not needed as cover in the short term.
"Both Richard and David Weir came through last week's game without any problems and they will get another game under their belts for the reserves against Blackburn on Wednesday.
"We have got a good run of reserve games coming up and that will help them"
Meanwhile, Everton Academy manager Ray Hall has invited two Chinese Under-17 internationals to join the club's academy next season following a scouting trip to the Far East.
Hall said: "It was my job to identify a couple of Chinese players. That's been done.
"There are two strikers that will be coming over here in the summer and both are Chinese internationals in their age group.
"Two other schoolboy strikers from Cheng Du will be coming over here for a couple of months but that's really a cultural exchange to build up a relationship with the academy in China."