James McFadden is delighted to be back with Everton.

The released Birmingham City attacker chose Everton over rival offers from Wolves and Celtic.

"It's been difficult, obviously I missed all of last season and I've missed all of this season so far - it's been hard mentally and physically," McFadden told evertontv.

"But hopefully I'll come back mentally stronger and will be able to play as well as ever.

"I've been training for the last six weeks and everything feels fine the next step is to play in a reserve game and try and get back in the first team as soon as possible," he added.

"I trained this morning it went well and I'm glad I've got the chance to come back and I want to make my mark."