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Everton boss Moyes hails Neville influence

Everton boss Dave Moyes has hailed his captain Phil Neville for his influence on this season's successful campaign.

"Our defenders have been very good," said Moyes, who has been encouraged by the seven clean sheets Everton have kept recently. "You've got to praise Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott has been immense for weeks and Joseph Yobo has been the same as well.

"But Phil Neville has an influence at the club that people on the outside don't see. He's a terrific captain in that he does everything you'd hope a captain would do, not just on the field but off the field too.

"With his upbringing and the club he started his career with, you can see that has been a great starting point for him, through the winning and the way they do things. He's trying to install that in us as well and we've been delighted with him."

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