Despite Everton manager David Moyes’ declarations that he didn’t expect to have a busy transfer deadline day, the Toffees actually had quite a lot of transfer activity, moving two players out and bringing one in on loan.
Veteran defender Alan Stubbs was shipped off to Derby County, Brazilian midfielder Anderson made a permanent switch to Barnsley, whilst Tottenham defender Anthony Gardner was brought in to Goodison on loan.
Derby boss Paul Jewell seemed over the moon with the acquisition of Stubbs, saying:
“It’s a terrific capture for us.
“Stubbsy is a first-class pro, someone who has been there, seen it and done it.
“I’m delighted to have him on board and he will add experience and steel to the backline.
“He will train with us on Friday and is very much in contention for a place in the team on Saturday.”
So has the last minute wheeling and dealing by Moyes left Everton in a stronger position?