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Everton captain Phil Jagielka has voiced his concerns and backed manager Roberto Martinez's claims to move the end of the transfer window, reports FourFourTwo.

The 31-year-old is the latest in a long line of players to express their concerns at the current setup. The transfer window overlaps with the start of the season and the first couple of games can be clouded with transfer rumours.

For Everton especially, transfer deadline day was an extremely difficult time for those at the club. Manchester United's public pursuit of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines did little to settle the nerves of the team.

However, they did manage to add to their ranks, with the signings of James McCarthy, Gareth Barry and Romelu Lukaku, all of whom joined the Merseyside outfit on deadline day. 

But Jagielka is keen for a change in the timing that the transfer window closes, to avoid a last minute rush next year.

"It is strange starting the season, playing a few games, and knowing that potentially a few of the players are going to leave," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"I would like it to be moved two weeks earlier so when you start the season, you know they are the players you have got."

"The squad has become stronger in numbers but time will tell," he added. "It looks good and the manager has done well."

"I know Gaz (Gareth Barry) very well and he's a fantastic player and James McCarthy played very well for Wigan last year."

"Hopefully the manager can get us playing how he wants to and we can score some goals to get up the league table."

Everton have been unimpressive so far this season, picking up three consecutive draws in their opening three games. 

It will be interesting to see how Martinez's side cope without Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

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