Martinez calls for rule change

EVERTON manager Roberto Martinez wants Premier League rules governing loan players to fall in line with the rest of Europe for next season, permitting them to appear against their parent clubs.

The Toffees have four loan players in their squad, including Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry of Manchester City – tomorrow’s visitors to Goodison Park.

Martinez said: “Domestic rules should be the same as the European laws. When you reach an agreement for a player to go, whether a loan or permanent transfer, he should be allowed to play.”