Jags happy to wait

New signing waits for first Everton start

Jagielka: Showing patience

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Phil Jagielka admits he has no qualms about being patient as he waits for his first Everton start.

The summer signing from Sheffield United has been on the bench for Everton's opening two games of the season.

He did not feature in the 2-1 win over Wigan on the opening day, but came on for the closing stages of the midweek victory at Tottenham.

Jagielka is aware that, given his new side's current form, he will have to wait to break into David Moyes' starting line-up.

Biding time

"I knew I would have to bide my time," said Jagielka.

"The lads did fantastically well last season, so the gaffer is playing the team that more or less finished last season.

"It is a squad game. I had my 15-minute cameo at White Hart Lane, so hopefully I will get on again - because I cannot see the gaffer changing it for Reading - and see how I do.

"Nine or even seven points from the first three games would be a fantastic start and hopefully we will have a good result on Saturday."