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Everton's new signing Aiden McGeady is unveiled at Goodison Park. Picture credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Everton's new signing Aiden McGeady is unveiled at Goodison Park. Picture credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Everton's new signing Aiden McGeady is unveiled at Goodison Park. Picture credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

NEW boy Aiden McGeady believes that his close links with Everton's Irish contingent will help him bed into his new role at Goodison Park.

The 27-year-old is this week in Spain for warm-weather training with his new Everton team-mates, as McGeady only completed his move from Spartak Moscow last Saturday and the Toffees do not have a game until next Monday, when they are due to face West Brom.

But there were plenty of familiar faces for the new signing as he has played for Ireland alongside James McCarthy, Séamus Coleman and Darron Gibson, and he had chats with his international team-mates about a possible move before the deal was completed.

"I spoke to quite a lot of the boys and it seems like a good bunch of lads," said McGeady.

"Obviously I know Darron and Séamus and James, and I know Steven Naismith from playing against him a few years ago. At the moment it's a little bit like the first day at school again, but hopefully over time I'll get integrated in.

"Everybody I've spoken to has just said it's a great club with great tradition, great fans, and, obviously, a big pull is the manager as well. The team are doing well, so hopefully I can come in and add to it in some way," added McGeady, who hopes to bring his attacking play to the Toffees side.

"I'm a winger, I can come inside and I'm predominantly right footed but I can play off my left as well," he said.

"My main attribute is probably going past people. That's probably the strongest part of my game, that and setting up goals.

"At the minute, I just want to get myself fit because I haven't played for a long time; I've been off the last month and a bit. Then I want to get myself in the team, start playing and start winning games."


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