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The Republic of Ireland international, a January signing from Spartak Moscow, says he has made a smooth transition to life on Merseyside and is eager to hit full fitness

Aiden McGeady says he is settling in well at Everton, but is confident there is more to come from him as he looks to reach peak fitness.

The Republic of Ireland international joined from Spartak Moscow during the January transfer window and made his first Premier League start in Saturday's 2-1 win over Aston Villa, striking the woodwork early on.

McGeady admits he felt nervous about making his first appearance at Goodison Park, but has praised the Everton squad for making him feel so welcome.

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"I was a little apprehensive at the start," McGeady told the club's official website.

"It was a great first game for me. I'm not saying I played great because I didn't but the team ultimately won and that's the main thing.

"I've settled in quite well. It's been three weeks, all the lads have been great with me and it's been quite an easy transition so overall I'm pretty pleased.

"Coming to a new club you can be a little bit on the outside to begin with, but I knew a lot of the boys before I came and the lads have been great, they're a great bunch of boys."

McGeady conceded that there were still elements of his performance that he felt he could work on as he increases his match fitness.

"There are still a couple of things I was disappointed with," he said.

"I maybe thought if I was on my game I wouldn't have done that but I just need to bide my time and be patient and hopefully in the coming months I can be up to speed."

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