Distin happy with his return

Former Newcastle stopper happy with point against strugglers

Sylvain Distin: Returns from injury to add his experience to blues line up

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Everton defender Sylvain Distin made a successful return from injury against Wigan and admitted he enjoyed every minute of it.

The experienced centre-half had not featured for the Toffees since he limped off in the defeat at Tottenham on January 11th.

Distin, though, was able to shrug off any concerns about a lack of match fitness as he produced a performance brimming with quality at the heart of defence.


"I felt good," he told the club's official website: "The end of the game was tough because I have not played much football lately.

"I had an injury and then came back and had another injury and that is the first time I have had two injuries in a season.

"So I was a long time out and it felt good to be back but it was very cold, there was a lot of running and I am 34 now!"

Everton had been expected to claim all three points against the division's bottom club, however, the former Newcastle stopper sought to extract the positives from their 1-1 draw.

"I thought we played quite well but a draw was probably fair," he said afterwards.

"We came back well and conditions were difficult and the pitch was poor. I know people expected us to win but the Premier League is tough and a point away from home is okay."