Wednesday Oct 11, 2017. 14:00
Despite his struggles to win playing time at Everton, Senegal striker Oumar Niasse says he never felt frozen out at the club.
The Teranga Lions man has taken more than a year and a half to truly break into the first team following his transfer from Lokomotiv Moscow in January 2016.
Yet the Toffees’ players were always supportive and Niasse feels he is now settled at the club.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “It's not difficult when you arrive at Everton, it's much more difficult when I left to go to Russia and Turkey.
“At Everton when you arrive you can feel, before you've even been on this kind of project, you arrive and there are always people to help you settle and asking you about everything you need.
“I remember when I arrived Aaron Lennon was always every day asking 'If there's anything you need, call me.'
“In the future anything could happen to you and you always think this club can help you.
“I think the most important thing is to be ready and I have been every time. The first three or four months here were difficult but after that I've kept my mind and I've tried to settle and I think I'm settling very, very well now."
Niasse will hope to feature for Everton in their Premier League away to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.