Blues legend Steven: Jelavic, Gibson will get Everton off to flyer

Everton legend Trevor Steven expects the club to get off to a flyer next season.

Everton legend Trevor Steven expects the club to get off to a flyer next season.

Nikica Jelavic and Darron Gibson should give Everton the confidence entering the new season, according to Steven.

Steven told evertonfc.com: "Every team changes their squad in some shape or fashion, whether players are coming out of contract, whether they choose to leave, or whether management wishes that they move on to get someone else in, because you need to freshen it.

"But the beauty of this season was being able to go into the transfer market last January and spend a considerable amount of money on Jelavic, which was a bargain - he was probably a good 40 per discount on what he might have been had the situation at Rangers not been what it was. So that was an intelligent purchase.

"And Darron Gibson, who I always thought did well for Manchester United, coming in having something to prove and to show that he's got the capacity to play in the Premier League and make a difference. He's been consistent, Jelavic has scored the goals, so what more do you want from players coming in?"

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