Baines hails Toffees midfield

Everton defender Leighton Baines believes having the strongest midfield he has seen during his time at the club bodes well for the future.

It is great to see someone of Gibbo's quality back, it just adds to the strength we have in the squad - there is plenty of competition for those places in midfield especially," said Baines.

That is great for the manger and it gives him the opportunity to rotate sometimes and that is only going to help us.

We have Steven (Pienaar) to come back (from injury) so if we have everyone back fit we will have a really good squad and the manager has some decisions to make.

– Everton defender Leighton Baines speaking to Evertontv

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