McGeady aims to continue being a threat for Everton

McGeady aims to continue being a threat for Everton

AIDEN McGeady is aiming to continue to pose a threat to opposition defences this season, according to Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

The 28-year-old midfielder was praised by Martinez after he scored his first goal for the club, when they kicked off their Premier League campaign on Saturday against Leicester City.

He struck the ball into the top corner passed goal keeper Kasper Schmeichel with an impressive curled effort.

Martinez said: "Aiden has been really bright all pre-season. He was really sharp and took his goal really well.

“He is someone who, when he is at his very best, is very difficult to stop. It was really pleasing to see how well Aiden adapted to the game."

McGeady’s teammate Steven Naismith – who also scored during Everton’s away fixture – believes that the former Spartak Moscow midfielder is ready to pose a danger this season.

"I think Aiden's a threat," Naismith said.

"He's still not shown his best and he's still getting used to the way we play and what's expected of him but I think he'll be a real asset over the coming years for Everton.

"His feet are definitely some of the quickest the boys have ever seen."