Everton's U23s could look a little different than usual over the next few months.

An important January transfer window for the club's youngsters has now come to an end, with some earning loan moves and some staying put at USM Finch Farm for the time-being.

Recent stalwarts under David Unsworth in Lewis Gibson and Morgan Feeney were both granted loan moves over the course of the last week, before the latter unfortunately picked up an injury and was foreced to return from Tranmere.

The closing stages of the transfer window also saw Antony Evans leave the club on a permanent basis, joining German side Paderborn.

That movement could see a number of players have their involvement with the U23s increased over the coming weeks and months.

We've had a look at five players who could be in line for more minutes this term.

Lewis Dobbin

Striker Lewis Dobbin has seen an impressive rise over the last couple of years.

The Stoke-born forward joined Everton's academy at age 11 and has come on leaps and bounds since, right up until signing his first professional contract with the club last month a week after turning 17.

Dobbin regularly scores for the U18s and has already made the step up to the U23s on a couple of occasions, and has impressed his manager in the process.

Lewis Dobbin of Everton U18s in action
Lewis Dobbin of Everton U18s in action

Unsworth told the ECHO following last month's Premier League International Cup loss to Swansea: "Yeah he did a few good things. He's easy on the eye, he's a great mover, he's quick.

"He's still not quite ready for this level physically, but he's got a game tonight and he's done ok. In the long term, which is what it's all about, that will stand him in good stead.

Sebastian Quirk

Another relativcely new face around the U23s setup over the last few weeks has been Sebastian Quirk.

The 18-year-old has been a regular for the U18s throughout the first half of the season, bagigng three goals and five assists in 10 league appearances for Paul Tait's side up until the middle of December.

More recently though, the midfielder has been making his mark in Premier League 2.

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Quirk made his league debut for the U23s last month, coming off the bench in a 3-3 draw with Arsenal, before scoring on his first start for Unsworth's side against Chelsea 11 days later.

It wouldn't be surprising to see yet more involvement for the teenager over the coming months.

Harry Tyrer

This is someone regular viewers of the U23s will recognise.

Tyrer has been with Everton since the age of seven and was a crucial member of Paul Tait's U18s squad throughout the 2018/19 campaign, helping them to a third-place finish.

Following the loan departure of Joao Virginia in the summer, the youngster made the step up to the U23s - and his performances earned him his first professional contract with the Blues late last month.

While Virginia has returned to Everton early, Jonas Lossl's temporary switch to Huddersfield could mean the Portuguese youth international becomes the senior side's third choice.

It wouldn't be a surprise to see more minutes come the way of Tyrer in his maiden Premier League 2 season.

Joe Anderson

Having been with the club since the age of 15, Joe Anderson earned his first professional Everton contract in the summer - penning a two-year deal.

That came after an impressive spell with Paul Tait's U18s over the course of the 2018/19 term which saw the youngster make the switch to centre-back having played at both left-back and left midfield previously.

The 18-year-old's rise has continued this term after being called into the U23s setup, where he has made four Premier League two appearances thus far.

With an injury to Morgan Feeney and a loan for Lewis Gibson taking place over the course of January, Unsworth's defence could take on a different look in the next few months.

And Anderson could well be one of those new faces.

Einar Iversen

Having joined Everton from Stord IL in the summer of 2017, Iversen captained the U18s in 2019/19 and won the Keith Tamlin Award at the season-ending Academy Awards.

The summer saw him sign his first professional contract with the Blues, penning a three-year deal, and allowed the Norway U21 international to step up to the U23s.

The midfielder's first league appearance for Unsworth's side this season came against Southampton back in August, but he had to wait until December's defeat to Leicester for his first start of the term.

Iversen has now accrued five appearances and will have his sights set on more.