Steven Pienaar is prepared to wait for his first start for the Blues.
The South African has so far been restricted to substitute appearances since his loan move from Borussia Dortmund.
Pienaar played 75 minute for South Africa against Scotland on Wednesday, which coincidently saw him up against Everton team-mate James McFadden.
The midfielder admits he does need time to adjust to life in the Premiership.
“The game against Scotland was good because I haven’t played a lot of games in pre-season. So to get some game time was important for me,” he told evertonTV.
“I think you could see in the second half that I got heavy legs. I think it’s normal because I lack some game time.
“I need to keep on working hard in training. It is important to get used to the pace. I will just have to wait for my turn and work hard at training and maybe my chance will come soon.”
The match against Blackburn on Saturday will see the midfielder amongst some old friends notably fellow countrymen Benni McCarthy and Aaron Mokoena. And Steven knows all to well the qualities Mark Hughes’ side posses.
“They (Blackburn) can play football and have quality players in their team. So it is going to be an interesting game,” said Pienaar.
“Aaron Mokoena is even physical when he trains for the national team. He told me that Blackburn are really physical and that they’re coming for points. So we just have to do what we did in the games that we won and take it from there.”