Jagielka hails hero Cahill

Cahill returned to action as a half-time substitute in Everton’s
1-0 defeat at Manchester United on Saturday, having spent some six
weeks out with a foot injury. Everton have also had to contend with
injuries to fellow key players Marouane Fellaini and Mikel Arteta,
but Jagielka admits Cahill has been eager to return. “It’s great to
have Tim back but I don’t think he’s fully fit. I think he’s still
got a little bit of pain in his foot,” he told Liverpool Echo. “But
the squad’s not the biggest at the moment and sometimes we might
need him to come off the bench. “We’ll have to play it by ear and
see how much he can play between now and the end of the season.
“It’s not just his play, it’s his character in the changing room.
Hopefully Mikel’s close to coming back as well so it might be a
little bit brighter for the last couple of games of the season.”
Manager David Moyes singled out Jagielka for praise in the
aftermath of their recent loss at Old Trafford and the England
international hopes he can take his form into next season. He
added: “My form’s getting better and my body’s feeling a little
more normal than it has done for a while. “It’s been a topsy turvy
season and I’m looking forward to finishing it as strongly as we
can, but beyond that I’m also looking forward to coming back next
season and seeing where we go from there.”