Neville backs young Toffees

BY foxsports • July 14, 2011

Members of the Toffees' FA Premier Academy League winning side joined the seniors on their recent Austrian fitness camp. And Neville has told the Liverpool Echo that the hopefuls acquitted themselves well, so much so that he expects David Moyes to give the best players their chance in the first team sooner rather than later. "I've been really impressed with everyone," said Neville. "The reserve players and Academy players have trained with us. "I was brought up at a club where youth is promoted and I've joined another club in Everton where youth is a massive part. "The kids have got a great chance because if they're good enough, they're going to get a chance with this manager. "This is the start of hopefully a long journey for these boys and mixing with first team players is invaluable." Several of the young players are expected to get run-outs alongside Neville when Everton face Bury at Gigg Lane on Friday night.