Johnny Heitinga is prepared to stay with Everton.
Heitinga has struggled to break into David Moyesâ€™ first team so far this season , and has been constantly linked with a move away from Goodison during the January transfer window, but with Moyes reluctant to lose anyone from his threadbare squad and the 29-year-old settled in the north west, he is determined to prove himself.
He told the Liverpool Echo: â€œIâ€™m working hard to get my place back in the team and Iâ€™m a fighter so Iâ€™ll never give up.
â€œIf the manager makes another decision and doesnâ€™t put me in the team thatâ€™s his decision, and the only thing I can do is focus on the time I do get. Hopefully I can show everybody that Iâ€™m still the same person that I was last season.
"The most important thing as a player is that you believe in yourself and give everything you have, then the rest follows. The team is performing really well this season, but as a player you need a couple of games to get back at your level. Iâ€™ve spoken to the manager â€“ heâ€™s happy with me and Iâ€™m happy with Everton."