Scotland international rewarded for good form at Goodison.
Everton have rewarded forward Steven Naismith with a new deal after he rose to become one of the club’s most important players this season, according to the Daily Express.
The Scotland international penned a new deal on Wednesday that will keep him at Goodison Park until 2019.
The 28-year-old has been in fine form so far this season, and bagged his sixth goal of the campaign against QPR on Monday when he came back from a hamstring injury.
Naismith joined Everton in the summer of 2012 from Glasgow Rangers on a free transfer, but he spent most of his debut campaign on the fringes of the side.
However, he has since become a key player for the Toffees and is delighted with his new deal.
“I think I have felt more wanted in recent times than at the start of my Everton career,” said Naismith.
“Confidence has grown, I have put in some good performances and we have had a successful time as a team as well.
“I would say it is probably the best form of my career. I understand the game more, I understand what the manager is wanting from me and I have played in a few different roles and contributed in those roles.
“It’s definitely the most consistent I have been.”
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