The Irishmam has started the last three games in his preferred defensive role, but knows that Hibbert will be pushing to get his place back when he returns from a calf problem.
"I am really enjoying getting a few games – all footballers want to play every week," the 23-year-old told the club's official website. "Sometimes you have to be patient and bide your time.
"Nobody is happy not to be playing. I had a good summer and got back for pre-season ready to go so hopefully I can have a good season.
"I know Tony will be back from injury soon and will be itching to get back in but I can only do well, hopefully get another chance to play well again at Wigan on Saturday and give the manager a bit of a headache."
Everton travel to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic on Saturday.