Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted that he is relishing a fresh start under new manager Sam Allardyce and is keen to prove his worth to the team.
The French midfielder has found it difficult in recent times to get into the side and is hopeful the new appointment will give him the chance to put forward his case.
Schneiderlin played the full 90 minutes for Everton during their 3-0 victory against Limassol Apollon in their final Europa League match, with Allardyce having not travelled to Cyprus for the tie.
The former Southampton and Manchester United midfielder will be hoping his performance would have caught the eyes of those watching and before the match spoke about how important it was he put in the maximum he could.
â€œItâ€™s a game for everyone to show themselves and prove they can play,â€ Schneiderlin told Sky Sports.
â€œAfterwards it is going to be the managerâ€™s decision. Itâ€™s going to be a chance to get game time, the rhythm of playing, enjoy yourself and finish the campaign on a good note. You just have to give your maximum â€“ that is all you can control.â€
There were reports that he and Kevin Mirallas had been told to leave the Everton training ground at the beginning of November for a lack of effort, however, the Frenchman has strongly denied those claims.
Schneiderlin released a post on social media at the time stating what had been alleged was false and continues to maintain his story and wants to look to the future with a fresh outlook.
â€œI want to prove (myself) in every game,â€ he added.
â€œOf course there is a new management team so it is a fresh start for everyone. I havenâ€™t had the chance to play the last two games but it is going to be up to me to show what I can do and that I can make a difference for the team.â€
Evertonâ€™s next match is the Merseyside derby with fierce rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday afternoon and Schneiderlin will be hoping he has done enough to feature.