Anichebe delighted with Darron Gibson's Everton debut

Darron Gibson
Gibson scored 10 goals in 60 appearances with Manchester United

Everton striker Victor Anichebe says new signing Darron Gibson has made an impressive start to his Blues career.

Anichebe told BBC Radio Merseyside: "I saw some great balls he was playing to the forwards and hopefully he can gain some confidence and fitness.

"I think he's a great signing and I'm sure he'll push on to keep doing well for us."

The point puts an end to successive league defeats for the Toffees, who sit in 11th in the Premier League.

Everton's injury list has grown over the past few weeks with injuries to Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin, Leon Osman and Jack Rodwell.

Anichebe has been impressed with how the squad have coped with the loss of some of their best players and reserved special praise for loan signing Landon Donovan.

"It was a good team performance against Aston Villa," continued the Nigeria international. "We've got a lot of injuries and we've been unlucky over the last few seasons with injuries.

"Shane Duffy, Darron Gibson, Landon Donovan and myself have come in and we've come together as a team and we've done ourselves proud.

"Landon's done ever so well since he came in, he's played three games in quick succession and his ball for the goal was fantastic."

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