Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is ready for the challenge should Roberto Martinez bring in a new keeper.

Howard, now 34, says he's working hard to stay the club's No1.

"You have to be more diligent as you age," said Howard.

"I train hard; I don't miss training. You have to keep a good rhythm.

"I have to mind my age. My maintenance is higher. I lift weights harder and heavier than I ever have now at 34, to keep my body fit."