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Scot Meets Supporters' Club

by Adam Clark @efc_adamclark

Steven Naismith was at Goodison Park on Tuesday evening to meet fans from a number of Everton's affiliated Supporters' Clubs.

The Scotland international took time out to give an overview into life at Goodison Park, answer questions from the floor and take part in a photo and signing session.

Naismith, who has made 10 appearances for the Toffees so far this term, picked apart Saturday's gripping Merseyside derby, discussed the differences between manager Roberto Martinez and his predecessor David Moyes and reiterated his hopes for Scotland under new boss Gordon Strachan.

Steven Naismith

The forward also explained how he'd take a football with him to do his paper round as a teenager before revealing Martinez had previously tried to sign him during his early days with first club Kilmarnock.

The Supporters' Club night, hosted in Goodison's '85 Lounge, was just the latest in a string of events taking place this season to reward some of our most loyal fans.

The Scot signed autographs and posed for photos.

It was also part of a series of evenings giving Supporters' Clubs the chance to meet not only their first-team heroes but talk through key issues with members of Everton staff.

Mark Rowan, the Club's Head of Media and Communications, and Media and Publications Manager Darren Griffiths, were part of the top table on Tuesday, while other staff members from the media and communications department, corporate sales and the Fan Centre were also present to answer questions and listen to feedback.

Fans listen in.

An evertontv interview in which Naismith discusses the derby, Saturday's visit of Stoke and Potters midfielder Charlie Adam - his international colleague - will be available on evertontv later today.

Tickets for Saturday's visit of Stoke (3pm) are still available. To buy, click here or call 0871 663 1878*.

Alternatively, visit the Park End Box Office at Goodison Park, Everton Two in Liverpool One or TicketQuarter in Queen Square.

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