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Distin: Everton fans should be happy we kept squad together

Everton defender Sylvain Distin insists keeping the squad together this summer gives him confidence for the new season.

Distin highlighted the fact the Toffees have been able to hang on to star names like Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Mikel Arteta and Tim Cahill, at least for now, as a positive indicator for the new season.

He said: "I think we've got enough quality and the most important thing is to keep our best players, which so far is the case. That's a positive and a strong sign.

"Any team and any player would like to improve their squad, so everybody wants to see new players coming.

"But the fact we don't have too many players every season is a positive as well because it means you play with the same guys so you get to know each other a bit more and create a good team spirit."

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