Neville pays tribute to Cahill

01 February 2010 05:17
Everton captain Phil Neville is backing team-mate Tim Cahill to drive the team on to a successful finish to the season. The Australia midfielder scored the only goal in the win over Wigan at the weekend, only his sixth of the season but his third in the last half-dozen matches. In recent weeks Cahill has carried the team through their injury crisis - and captained it in the absence of Neville but now the Toffees skipper is back he believes the midfielder will have more freedom. "Tim's a top player and his infectiousness around the place is second to none," said Neville. "With players coming back and the team playing a little bit better, it's given Tim more energy and more spark and he can concentrate on what he does best and that's scoring. "Everyone knows when we were going through the bad run and we had players injured, he was playing deep midfield, right midfield, left midfield, anything but his best position and he just got on with it. "Now he's back in his best position and him and Louis (Saha) look like they're a potent partnership."

Source: PA

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