Striker aims to learn from Jelavic
Everton forward Victor Anichebe is keen to make the most of his first-team opportunities by learning from the likes of Nikica Jelavic.
The 24-year-old was almost the hero against Newcastle after replacing the injured Croatia international, scoring one goal and seeing another not given after the ball appeared to cross the line from a header.
His 88th-minute strike looked to have clinched the Toffees' third win in four Barclays Premier League matches only for Demba Ba's second of the night to secure a 2-2 draw for the Magpies.
Anichebe may find chances limited by the form of Jelavic, who injured a knee clattering into a post, and the summer arrivals of Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas, who has already impressed, but he remains upbeat.
"I am always happy just to be on the pitch as I've had some injuries in my time," he said. "It is nice for me to learn off Niki as he plays as that lone striker and he's a great player.
"He plays between the centre-halves and that's what I'm trying to do more instead of dropping off."