Neville sees no need for signings

Phil Neville does not believe Everton need to sign anyone this
summer – because they can already “beat any team” in the Premier
League.

After being hampered by a lengthy injury list at the start of
the season, the Toffees’ fortunes have improved as the campaign has
gone on and they have lost just twice in the Premier League since
the end of November.

That sequence – which has seen them mount a late challenge
for Europe – has included victories over the likes of Manchester
United, Chelsea and Manchester City and Neville feels Everton’s
current squad is good enough to compete with anyone.

“The reality is that we can beat any team in this league with
this set of players,” Neville told Everton’s official website.

“Somebody asked me the other day, ‘Who would you like to sign
in the summer?’

“I told them that I’m not bothered bringing people in – I
don’t think we need to sign anyone.”

Club captain Neville hopes the Toffees can take a clean bill
of health into the 2010-11 campaign to avoid the kind of false
start they endured this time out.

“Having everybody fit going into the start of next season
would be better,” continued Neville.

“If that’s the case, then we can beat anyone on our day,
we’ve proven that from Christmas onwards – that’s what gives you
hope and confidence, that’s what will keep our supporters happy.”

Meanwhile, Everton youngster Seamus Coleman has expressed his
desire to extend his loan deal at Blackpool until the end of the
season.

Coleman netted his first senior goal at the weekend in the
Seasiders’ victory over Scunthorpe and the Irish defender is hoping
to help his loan club win promotion to the top flight before
returning to Goodison Park.

“We’ll obviously see what Everton have to say but whatever
both teams want I’d be happy with,” he said.

“I’d love to stay and help us get promoted but if I have to
go back that’s the way it is and I’ve just got to do whatever I’m
told.”