Coleman ready for the fight for first-team place at Everton

The Irish winger is keen to get back into David Moyes' starting XI after the 23-year-old impressed in the Toffees' mid-week League Cup thrashing of Leyton Orient
Everton midfielder Seamus Coleman insists he is ready to challenge for a regular first-team spot after impressing in the League Cup in mid-week.

The 23-year-old played a key role in Everton's Premier League campaign in 2010-11, helping them finish seventh and earning a PFA Young Player of the Year nomination.
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Coleman was blighted by injuries last season, but now feels fully fit and able to stake his place in David moyes' plans again.

He told Everton's official website: “It is going to be hard to break into the team this season as we have some quality players and everyone is playing well, but hopefully I can work hard, play well and reproduce that form I once showed.

"My first season was great for me and I really enjoyed it. I was looking forward to getting into my second season but I got injured and one or two other things happened.

"But I am feeling fit now and can hopefully stay clear of injuries."

After impressing against Leyton Orient on Wednesday, Coleman is delighted with the Toffees' strong start to the season and is relishing the competition in the squad at Goodison Park.

"The way the team is playing at the moment, everyone knows they have to play well to either stay in the team or win a place in it," he added.

"It is keeping everyone on their toes in training, and also with the good start there is a buzz about the place – long may it continue."