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Everton super sub Anichebe eyeing personal improvement

Everton striker Victor Anichebe is determined to use the experience of his teammates to continue his development as a player.

The Nigerian scored another goal as a substitute as the Toffees drew 2-2 with Newcastle United at Goodison Park last night and could have been the match-winner if his 78th minute header was not disallowed.

24-year old Anichebe has been useful as a sub for David Moyes in recent times and although he has further competition from summer signings Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith, is maintaining a positive outlook with the influence of the likes of Nikica Jelavic and Mirallas.

"I am always happy just to be on the pitch as I've had some injuries in my time," he said.

"It is nice for me to learn off Niki (Jelavic) as he plays as that lone striker and he's a great player.

"He plays between the centre-halves and that's what I'm trying to do more instead of dropping off.

"Kevin had some good cameo runs and he is one of those players who always wants to do something on the ball.

"He is a really good player and we now have great options. It is always nice to play and watch these kind of players as I am still learning.

"I've been working on that kind of turn and shot (for his goal) so I was happy with that but I'd have been happier with a win."

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