Beattie makes Toffees vow

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James Beattie has vowed to repay Everton fans by firing them into the UEFA Champions League.

The former Southampton man has only recently returned to action after injury and serving a three-match ban following his sending off against Chelsea.

Beattie regrets his sending off against Chelsea for aiming a head-butt at Blues defender William Gallas.

The big striker is keen to make amends for his dismissal as he looks to get his Everton career off and running following his move from Southampton during the January transfer window.

"I was devastated when that happened, really devastated," Beattie told The Mirror.

"It was disappointing for a number of reasons, and yeah, there are a lot of regrets over the incident.

"I'm raring to go, desperate to play. I got some stick from the lads for that incident - you could say I was the butt of the jokes.

"But there was a serious side to it.

"There is still so much to play for here at Everton. We are in fourth still and if we win our games no one will catch us.

"I just want to get in there and repay the fans, the gaffer and the players.

"They haven't seen anything of me yet - nothing at all, and I think I owe them all."