Everton coach: Hibbert among best defenders in country

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

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.”

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