Distin happy to battle on

Everton star says they have to accept injuries

Distin: Injuries an issue

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Everton stopper Sylvain Distin insists the club has to continue battling, despite still missing a host of first-teamers.

The Toffees grabbed their first league win in five attempts on Sunday as they grabbed victory at West Ham.

Everton came through at Upton Park despite being with suspended Russian Diniyar Bilyaletdinov - who joined Phil Neville, Mikel Arteta, Steven Pienaar, Victor Anichebe, James Vaughan, Leon Osman and Phil Jagielka on the sidelines.

"We can complain, but it does not get us more points or get us anywhere," said Distin.

"We have got a lot of injuries, but there is nothing we can do about it.

"We will use the players we have got and hopefully we will get some of those players back.

"But we will do with what we have and we do have enough quality to play better than we have so far."

"We have had seven games without a win and so even if you pretend not to think about it, you do," he said.

"Maybe you are not as positive and comfortable as you should be.

"But at the moment, it does not matter if we're playing home or away - it is just about the three points."