In the latest Everton news, coach Sam Allardyce is confident Morgan Schneiderlin is starting to find his best form in the final few games of the season.
The former Southampton and Manchester United star produced an impressive performance on Monday night to help his side overcome Newcastle 1-0 at Goodison Park.
Everton’s win moved them above Leicester City in the Premier League table and they are now eighth with just three games to go.
Schneiderlin was given a standing ovation as he came off injured although the Frenchman has insisted it is just a dead leg.
The 28-year-old is expected to start against Huddersfield on Saturday and Allardyce is confident he will continue his improvement.
He told reporters: “Sooner or later he has to find himself from where he used to be. Sometimes it takes a while to find yourself after, I think, probably a disappointing move that didn’t work at United.
“Obviously the whole team suffered a lack of confidence at the start of the season. Everybody’s finally going in the right direction and ebbing back towards more and more confidence. I think the confidence is going the right way.
“There needs to be a bit more consistency. Morgan, if he continues to play like that and show that consistent level of form that he’s shown in the past, particularly at Southampton, we will all get better as a team with him.
“At the moment his game has improved very, very well over the last four games, which we’re very pleased to see.”
A win for Everton against the Terriers will extend their unbeaten run to four matches, while also keeping Huddersfield looking over their shoulders towards the relegation zone.
Everton are 21/10 to beat David Wagner’s side with Marathonbet although Allardyce’s future at Goodison seemingly remains up in the air.