Distin happy to recharge batteries

Distin, 33, has not missed a single minute of league action for the

Toffees this season. The French centre-half has been taking a

well-earned break while many of his team-mates have linked up with

their countries. Now he believes he will be ready to return fresh

for the final eight games of the campaign. He said: “We work hard

at the club so it is important to get a rest when you can. “We

train hard and it is a long, tough season in England so you have to

take the chances to recover when they come along. “It was important

to get three points against Fulham going into the break as a few of

the lads are away on international duty now. “The rest of us can

have a few days rest, work for a few days and then get a bit more

rest before getting back to work and concentrating on finishing the

season well.”