Everton defender Bryan Oviedo hopes to build on his display against West Ham

Bryan Oviedo (l) in action for Everton against West Ham
Image: Bryan Oviedo (L) in action for Everton against West Ham

Everton defender Bryan Oviedo is looking to build on his performance against West Ham in Tuesday’s FA Cup tie at Goodison Park.

Oviedo returned to the Everton side as a replacement for the injured Leighton Baines, and he set-up the late equaliser for Romelu Lukaku in the 1-1 draw.

It is nearly a year since the Costa Rica international sustained a horrific double-break of his leg which cost him a place at the World Cup.

But having completed only his second 90 minutes since then, Oviedo is preparing to start afresh at the club.

"I take it as though I am starting again," Oviedo said. "I think the most important thing is to have the right mentality, never get down and always want to help the team.

"I waited a long time for my opportunity and it is almost 12 months now. I am happy to come back and help the team and I hope to continue to play and progress.

"Every day was difficult because you want to come back as quickly as possible but you need to take the time and recover every day.

"For me the most difficult time was the last two months because you feel well but one day you are training well and the next day you feel very bad with too much pain - this happens with an injury like that.

"The most important thing is to be ready and I am very happy."

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