Joseph Yobo says he had no complaints as he waited to get back into the Everton first team.
The Nigeria international is stepping in for knee injury victim Phil Jagielka and told evertonTV: "You can't really argue your case when you're out through injury. It happens to every player and I have to understand that sometimes coming back is a bit difficult - especially this season.
"You can take it when you're out because you're not playing well but with injuries it's not fair.
"That's what's been going on for me this season and now it's happened to Jags so we're disappointed."