Winger Magaye Gueye says he is ready to feature for Everton after recovering from a broken toe.
The France Under 21 international has been out of action for a month but impressed for the reserves in their 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Tuesday.
He played in eight games for the Toffees last season, five of which were in the Premier League.
Seamus Coleman and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov started on the flanks for David Moyes' side in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday, but Gueye is determined to get his chance.
He told the club's official website: "I feel better now, I was playing so well before I got injured and I was feeling really fit.
"When I was injured I did all the training and rehab I could as I wanted to come back quickly because we need the players and I feel really good.
"The gaffer says to me I have the ability to be in the team, I just need more games. I played in the reserve team for a long time last season but now I feel ready for the first team.
"The injury gave me a bit of a break but I'm working hard every day and if the boss calls me to go on the pitch I will be ready."
Everton clinched the season-long loan signing of winger Royston Drenthe from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day and Gueye is excited by the competition he faces for a place in the starting line-up.
He added: "Royston is a top-quality player, I need people like him around because I can learn off him every day.
"He is very quick and direct and likes to take on players and Seamus is very similar. I feel that I am involved more in the build-up play and the passing, but the most important thing is that I think we can all play together which is good for the team."