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Jags Applauds Gibson Contribution

Stand-in skipper praises teammate following his injury lay-off.

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Phil Jagielka has welcomed the return to fitness of Darron Gibson, labelling his teammate as the ‘complete midfielder’.

The Irishman made his long-awaited comeback against Arsenal after three months out with a thigh complaint.

Gibson left to a warm ovation from the Goodison stands after completing 73 minutes.

And that appreciation was shared in the dressing room, with Jagielka applauding the 25-year-old’s contribution in his post-match media interviews.

“We have been a little bit light in that area over the last few months, so it is nice to have him back,” Jagielka told evertontv.

“He learnt his trade at Manchester United. He’s composed and has a good range of passing.

“He knows when you put the ball in behind and when to play to feet. He’s not afraid to tackle or head, so he is pretty much the complete midfielder.

“He’s a character as well and good to have around the dressing room.”

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Everton have been mixing substance with style this season, achieving results whilst playing attractive football.

Jagielka also felt that the team’s battling qualities were on show against the Gunners, particularly with the way the team responded to the setback of conceding to Theo Walcott after just 52 seconds.

“Fair credit to the boys – they dug in and we played some decent football,” was the stand-in captain’s assessment.

“We put them under pressure but unfortunately the second goal never came. After the first minute we were value for our point.

“We know we are playing some good football and we mix it up as well. Felli was again a great target man for us and brought a lot of people into play.

“Having Gibbo back with Ossie, we have two great footballers making us tick. Stevie (Pienaar) and Bainesy speak for themselves, so we have got some decent footballers out there.”

Jagielka will be back out on the Goodison turf on Sunday 9 December when Tottenham Hotspur visit Merseyside.

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