Tim Cahill has no problem with Everton teammate Jack Rodwell pushing for his place.

Cahill insisted that such situations are part and parcel of football and that he was ready to fight for his place.

"I have been with the manager a long time," Cahill told evertonfc.com.

"Whether it is tongue in cheek or whether it is true, I am not bothered because I am a professional and I have been around the block a few times. It is just something that comes with the territory."

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