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Friday’s Liverpool Echo
carries evertonfc.com quotes from Kevin Campbell, who revealed his excitement about what Brazilian forward Bernard can offer Everton.
The former Blues striker believes the 25-year-old will give Marco Silva’s side a “creative spark” and added, “I believe the best is yet to come from Bernard, I really do.”
James McCarthy also features in the local read, with the midfielder's interview in the Members section of evertonfc.com used as he reveals the support he has received from Blues teammate and close friend Seamus Coleman after suffering a double leg break in January.
McCarthy has made a full recovery and is now back in training.
“Seamie was telling me not to worry, saying I’ll get through it and come back stronger,” he said. “The next day [after the injury] he came back up when I was in hospital which was really good of him.”
A revealing interview with former Everton midfielder Pat Nevin is in the Daily Mail.
The Scot discusses his wide-ranging passions, including art and music. While he admits his interests did not conform to typical conventions for a footballer, he says he relished sharing a dressing room with characters such as Blues legend Neville Southall.
“Yes, I liked books and movies and had a moral position but that didn’t make me an intellectual or smarter than the rest,” he said. “And I loved some of them. Neville at Everton was one of the funniest men I ever met.”