What The Papers Say - 18 February
Baines, Naismith and Traore in Tuesday's papers.
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Leighton Baines features on the back page of Tuesday's Liverpool Echo under the headline: ‘We fear nobody’.
The Blues left-back says Everton welcome the prospect of facing Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-finals and that Steven Naismith was the catalyst behind the weekend 3-1 win over Swansea City.
Naismith’s name is also mentioned in the Echo in a short article that analyses which Everton players have the best goals per minute ratio this season.
The Scot has been averaging a goal every 164 minutes, which puts him above Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku.
Lacina Traore netted after just 3 minutes 54 seconds on his first Everton appearance on Sunday. The Echo have compiled a list of ‘Bolts from the Blues’ which examines Evertonians who have been the quickest to score their first goal for the Club.
Traore is in second place behind Tony Cottee, who notched after just 34 seconds on his bow against Newcastle in 1988.
Traore also features in the Daily Mirror. The striker has been speaking about his ambition of playing at Wembley with Everton and how Blues fans will see more of his ability as he steps up his fitness levels with each passing game.