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Everton's Jagielka in awe of veterans Distin, Neville

Everton defender Phil Jagielka hopes he can play out a career as long as that of teammates Sylvain Distin and Phil Neville.

The 30-year old has signed a new deal with the Toffees, keeping him at the club until at least 2017, and he says he looks to 35-year old pair Distin and Neville who continue to keep themselves marvellously fit.

"Sylvain is a fantastic professional. You wouldn't think he was the age he is - you'd think he would be close to 10 years younger with the way he plays and that's a credit to him," he told the club's official website.

"You look at Phil Neville as well, he's not the youngest and he recently played his 500th Premier League game. If you can keep yourself fit and on top of your game like Sylvain has been doing, I'm sure he has another year or two in him."

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