James Garner has revealed he is prepared to change positions to help Everton next season.

Speaking during an interview with the club, the midfielder has spoken out on a tough first campaign at Goodison Park.

Garner joined the Toffees from Manchester United last summer and struggled to make an immediate impact, finding himself sidelined with an injury for four months.

However, the 22-year-old was rewarded for his hard work in the latter stages, playing a huge part in their escape from the relegation zone in defence.

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Garner has spent his entire career as a midfielder. However, Sean Dyche opted to select him to fill in for Seamus Coleman and Nathan Patterson at right-back.

Speaking to Everton, Garner said: “Me playing right-back toward the end of the season was obviously something different.

“I feel like I know the game well and feel like I can fit into any position the manager would like me to play. It was just like another game for me, really.

“Of course, it was different and difficult. However, I feel like I can play there and do a job for the team.”

James Garner could be like a new signing for Everton

There was a lot of excitement around Garner’s arrival at the club, having enjoyed a sensational loan spell with Nottingham Forest the previous year.

However, fans were unable to see the best of him as he spent a large chunk of the campaign on the treatment table.

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Garner was never expected to make his impact in defence, but he can now provide a very different option on the right flank for Dyche next season.

The England youth international only turned 22 this year and has a huge future ahead of him, while the Toffees have effectively strengthened in two positions if he can become a very useful versatile player for them.

Garner is clearly committed to helping the club, which is the exact attitude the Toffees need from their young stars. However, they are still likely to see him at his very best if they can bring him back into midfield.

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