Neville pleased with Everton strength
Everton captain Phil Neville feels Everton have the strength in depth to cope in midfield following Jack Rodwell's departure.
Rodwell completed a move to Manchester City on Sunday for an undisclosed fee, widely reported as £15million, but Neville feels the midfielder's exit will not have a major impact. Neville feels Everton have a strong midfield, with the likes of Leon Osman, Marouane Fellaini and Darron Gibson to call upon, and pointed out that Rodwell had not featured for the Merseyside outfit for six months prior to his exit. "I think we have got a number of players that can midfield, but Jack provided great competition," Neville told the club's official website. "With any young player, you do get inconsistency with performances. I think we saw that with Jack at times. "He produced some unbelievable performances in the big occasions for us. The disappointing thing was that he never quite sustained it when he was about to break through. "We are quite strong in central midfield - bearing in mind that Jack hadn't played for the last six months - so I'm sure we can cope with that. "It's important to always freshen up with new faces. We have Ross Barkley and Francisco Junior breaking through now. You lose one player but you open up a space and an opportunity for someone else." "I think the Club's done a fantastic job with Jack in terms of helping him fulfil that potential. Hopefully we can strengthen the team."