New Everton deal for Naismith
Steven Naismith has signed a three-year extension to his Everton contract, committing him to the club until the summer of 2019.
The 28-year-old Scotland international, who joined the club in 2012, has scored six goals this season. The most recent was in their last match - a 3-1 Barclays Premier League win over QPR.
Naismith told evertontv: "I am so happy here. From the moment I signed my first contract here it wasn't long before I saw what a great club it was.
"Over the months and years it has progressed into a fantastic move for myself on and off the park. I am delighted to have agreed an extension which will keep me here for a few more years yet.
"When you come to the last 18 months of your contract, negotiations start happening and it was pretty relaxed and straightforward because I have loved my time here and this season and last season you have seen the best of me - hopefully there's more to come.
"I think I have felt more wanted in recent times than at the start of my Everton career. Confidence has grown, I have put in some good performances and we have had a successful time as a team as well.
"I would say it is probably the best form of my career. I understand the game more, I understand what the manager is wanting from me and I have played in a few different roles and contributed in those roles. It's definitely the most consistent I have been."