Steven Naismith commits to Everton

Everton Steven Naismith

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Everton forward Steven Naismith has committed his future to the Merseyside outfit by putting pen-to-paper on a new three-year deal that will see him at the club until 2019.

The Toffees who are priced at 15.00 to win the Europa League signed Naismith on a free in 2012 after he was allowed to terminate his contract with Rangers as they went into liquidation.

Naismith has firmly established himself as a first team regular under Roberto Martinez and in total has made 74 appearances, netting 13 times.

The Scotland international’s durability has allowed Martinez to utilise him in a number of different positions and he has responded with six goals this campaign.

Naismith bagged his latest in the 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Goodison Park and his new deal will help to raise spirits around the club.

The 28-year-old former Kilmarnock man admitted that he was delighted to have signed an extension and was keen to keep trying to give his all.

Naismith said: “I am so happy here. From the moment I signed my first contract here it wasn’t long before I saw what a great club it was.

“Over the months and years it has progressed into a fantastic move for myself on and off the park. I am delighted to have agreed an extension which will keep me here for a few more years yet.

“I would say it is probably the best form of my career. I understand the game more, I understand what the manager is wanting from me and I have played in a few different roles and contributed in those roles. It’s definitely the most consistent I have been.”

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