Dwight McNeil has expressed his love for Everton fans ahead of his second season at the club.

Speaking to the club site, the winger was quick to praise his supporters despite a turbulent campaign at Goodison Park.

McNeil joined Everton from Burnley last summer and initially struggled to make an impact, however the arrival with his former boss, Sean Dyche, allowed him to excel and score five goals in their final 12 matches.

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The 23-year-old ended the campaign with 10 goal contributions in the Premier League and he has thanked the Toffees fanbase for their help.

“I feel like Scousers are full of energy all of the time,” McNeil told evertontv.

“It’s a great energy to be around. They’re so passionate about this club and I know that to so many people this club is their lives. That’s a powerful thing.

“There are a lot of Evertonians who work in the Club, too, so of course you want to do it for yourself but it gives you that extra drive to do it for them as well.”

Dwight McNeil has a huge future at Everton

Despite starting the season at 22 years old, Dwight McNeil has already racked up 185 senior appearances after making his Premier League debut over five years ago.

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The winger was hot and cold for Burnley – starting his career very promisingly but falling off towards the end.

It came as a shock to many when the Toffees splashed out £20m for McNeil, however the club now look to be gradually reaping the rewards of his arrival.

Sean Dyche’s appointment has certainly benefited McNeil and he looks to be transforming into the player he was expected to be.

As long as he can keep up the confidence that has got him through the latter stages of the season, Everton could see him become a very valuable player.

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