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Jagielka proud to be Everton captain

Everton defender Phil Jagielka has enjoyed leading the team in Phil Neville's absence.

The England international has captained the side during the last two matches against Reading and Norwich City in the absence of Club skipper Neville following knee surgery.

"It's always a really proud moment and something that I enjoy doing," said Jagielka to evertonfc.com.

"I was vice-captain at Sheffield United for a couple of years and didn't really know what the role meant, obviously being a bit younger then.

"Watching Nev, with the way he is the captain, you realise that when he is not there that you have to step up to the plate and do a little bit more talking.

"If anyone needs anything around the Club or they need something going to the manager and they don't know how to go about it, it's a role that I'm going to have to adapt to."

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