Captain Phil Neville has hailed the impact made by loan signing Landon Donovan since his arrival at Everton, but accepts that a permanent stay is highly unlikely.
USA international Donovan has joined the Toffees from LA Galaxy to help his pre-World Cup build-up and has impressed in seven appearances to date for David Moyes' men, scoring his single goal to date coming in a 2-0 win over Sunderland.
Neville told the Daily Post: "Landon offers us something which we haven't got and that is pace.
"He has fitted in superbly and we are just a little bit sad he has to leave in a month's time.
"It is what it is - Landon is here for two months and we have just got to accept that and let's just hope we can get him back for another two months next year.
"He loves living in LA and loves playing in the MLS and we have just got to accept he will not be staying, but he has been fantastic for us and let's hope that continues.
"He has come in at a time when we needed a bit of a spark and he has provided that and he has fitted in superbly."