Sander out to prove himself
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sander Westerveld is determined to prove himself to the Everton fans.
Sander Westerveld is determined to prove himself to the Everton fans despite his Liverpool connections.
The Dutchman joined Everton on an emergency loan from Portsmouth to ease their goalkeeping crisis.
Westerveld caused outrage among Everton supporters after becoming involved in brawl with former Toffees striker Francis Jeffers in a Merseyside derby in 1999.
The 31-year-old is expected to make his debut this weekend at Newcastle and he is hoping the Everton fans will give him a chance.
"I don't know if this move is going to be a strange one for the fans but I didn't hesitate for one minute when the manager phoned me," Westerveld told the club's official website.
"It is football and you have to think about yourself sometimes, and not think about emotions or difficult situations.
"I have been a red and now I am a blue, all I can do is do my best and hopefully the fans will back me up."