Naismith's New Year's Resolution
'Fans are yet to see the best of me', says Scot.
Steven Naismith has set a New Year's resolution to rediscover his best form after admitting Everton fans are yet to see him at the peak of his powers.
The Scotland international has scored three goals in 20 appearances since joining the Blues in the summer, including a decisive derby leveller against Liverpool.
Yet, the 26-year-old former Rangers man believes there is much more to come in 2013.
"Since I've arrived, I have contributed in some ways with a few goals and stuff like that, but definitely the best is yet to come," Naismith told evertonfc.com. "I'm still getting used to the way the team plays, still getting back to 100 per cent fitness from my bad knee injury and, although I've been involved a lot, I've probably not shown what I'm totally capable of."
The Scot's next chance to shine could come in Sunday's final game of the year against European champions Chelsea.
The fixture list has already pitted Everton against the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham in recent weeks.
And Naismith says the regular opportunity to play potentially season-altering games is the biggest difference to life north of the border.
"If you look at the league, maybe the top half of it are all going for the fourth place and nearly every game you go into is a massive game," he said. "Over the years, more and more clubs have probably got into that situation where they are going to be competing for the top four and the manager here has to take credit for what he has done.
"I think it is a bit different to Scotland and it's taken a bit of time for me to adjust."