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Hibbert warns Jagielka of Everton battle

Tony Hibbert has warned new Everton signing Phil Jagielka he has a battle for the right-back position.

Hibbert insisted: "When you play for a Premiership team you expect competition for places.

"The best teams have got several players for every position on the park so it doesn't matter where you play, you know you face a battle to be in the team.

"Phil has proved himself at Sheffield United where he stood out in a team that, with all due respect, was struggling. He's a quality player and I know that one of the positions he is comfortable in is right-back.

"But I was pleased with my form last season and I am looking forward to this season now. It's an exciting time for the club with the UEFA Cup on the horizon and everyone in the squad knows that we'll all have a part to play at some point."

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