"I'm just looking forward to working with the boys and getting out on the football field and showing what I can do. Hopefully I can contribute to what Everton are trying to do this year," Gardner told evertonTV.
"I think I'm about 10 days away from playing. There's just something that I need to clear up and then I will see if I can get myself into contention and hopefully if I get a chance to play I can show fans what I can do."
David Moyes swooped for Gardner following the departure of Alan Stubbs to Derby County and the versatile defender, who can operate at either centre-back or left-back, believes he is capable of doing a job when called upon.
He continued: "I spoke to the manager briefly and I know that the Club is doing very well at the moment.
"There are defenders here and there's a strong squad but I think he feels that I can add to that squad. If the chance comes along and he needs someone to step in - I will be more than capable of doing that.
"I'll be happy to play wherever I'm asked. I can guarantee that I'll be doing my best and I'll be trying to make the team get the results that are needed to get up the league or to cement the position they're in at the moment."