Everton coach Weir says Naismith Premier League class

Everton coach David Weir is confident former Rangers teammate Steven Naismith is Premier League class.

Everton coach David Weir is confident former Rangers teammate Steven Naismith is Premier League class.

Everton confirmed the signing of Naismith on a four-year deal on Wednesday morning and Weir says fans can expect the newcomer to give his all for the cause.

"He's a good all-round footballer," he explained to evertonfc.com. "He's a fit lad, he works hard - which is obviously a necessity at Everton - he's capable of getting a goal, he's very good in the air and I think he'll be a good signing for us.

"He's a talented lad, he's played to a top level with Rangers in Europe and with Scotland and I think he'll add to the team.”

Asked by Moyes to give his thoughts on Naismith, Weir admitted he was only happy to advocate the abilities of his former teammate.

"He [Moyes] obviously asked me my opinion of Steven and I gave him my opinion,” he said. “I had nothing but good things to say about him."

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