Phil Neville ready for Everton comeback

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Everton captain Phil Neville has declared himself fit for Saturday's Premier League meeting with Newcastle United.

Neville has sat out the Toffees' last four games with a foot injury, but played the full 90 minutes of a reserve team match against West Ham United to confirm his return to fitness.

Fellow first-teamers Yakubu, Jermaine Beckford and Seamus Coleman also turned out in the 1-0 defeat.

"I think it was important that I played," Neville told the club's official website."I'm glad to get 90 minutes under my belt and I'm ready to play against Newcastle on Saturday.

"It's so important (to play) as you can train as hard as you want but 90 minutes against West Ham, who played a strong team, is like money in the bank.

"Yak and Becks have played and Seamus has got another game under his belt as well. We're all prepared for Saturday and it's a big game for us."

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