Neville sees no need for signings

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.”