McGeady: Everton chance was too good to turn down

, 18 January, 0comments  |  Jump to most recent
'The hard work for me starts now'
Speaking during his first interviews at Finch Farm since arriving from Spartak Moscow, Aiden McGeady says that the pull of Everton and manager Roberto Martinez was too good to resist.

The Irish international was secured on a permanent transfer six months before his contract with the Russian club expired, the successful conclusion of Martinez's pursuit of him that started when the manager was at Wigan.

"This is something I've wanted for a long time - the chance to play in the Premier League," McGeady told evertontv. "And obviously the chance to come to a massive club like this with a fantastic manager was just too good to turn down.

"Roberto has been quite vocal that he has been after me for a while. It is good to know that the manager likes me so much as a player. That was a big pull for me and the way he sets his team up should hopefully get the best out of me as well.

"It is a big compliment, the fact he has been after me for a while. But the hard work for me starts now.

"I need to get myself fit and try to get myself in the team. Obviously, there is big competition for places so we will see what happens."

McGeady is included in the squad to face West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Monday night. Martinez admitted in his pre-match press conference yesterday that it was unlikely the 27 year-old would start given his lack of full fitness but suggested he could feature at some point as the Blues go in search of their first away win of 2014.

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