Everton attacker Steven Naismith is backing Nikica Jelavic to return to his best this new season.

Naismith provided the assist for Jelavic's strike against Real Madrid on Saturday night and believes the striker is recovering his most lethal goalscoring touch.

He told evertontv: "Throughout pre-season he has looked sharp and he has got a bit of confidence back. I think last season he lost a bit of that through not playing every week.

"In training he has looked very sharp as well and maybe the signings that came in have put a bit of pressure on him and he wants to be starting for Everton."