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Distin eager to remain with Everton

Everton veteran Sylvain Distin has no plans to leave the club despite spending more time on the bench with David Moyes' squad this season.

The 35-year old French centre-half, who comes out of contract this summer, has started nine of the 15 Premier League fixtures and even though he hates sitting on the bench, he is not prepared to leave Goodison Park.

"Being on the bench, I didn't like it and I think it's my longest spell on the bench since I started football," he told EvertonTV.

"I did hate it but I did try to take the positives out of it and it made me realise that I'm not ready to stop at all.

"I'm not ready to be on the bench at all and that's a good thing.

"I'm working hard every day not to be on the bench, but we have four great centre-backs.

"We have an England international [Phil Jagielka], a Dutch international who played in the final of the World Cup [John Heitinga] and then you have me and [Shane] Duffy.

"I know it is difficult but that is what makes football magic for me."

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