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.”