Everton reserves coach Andy Holden is confident fullback Tony Hibbert can get back to his best.

Hibbert featured in last night's victory Newcastle and Holden told evertonfc.com: "Tony Hibbert is a fantastic defender first and foremost and I think that on two occasions in the first half, the younger lads got caught out of position, and before you know it who was there to head it away - Tony Hibbert.

"He is one of the best defenders in the country."