Moyes: Rooney Has Work To Do

by Mark Rowan @Everton

David Moyes admitted after Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Crewe that Wayne Rooney still has plenty more work to do before the start of the new season.

The 17-year-old played 90 minutes at Gresty Road as the Blues Boss went about giving the majority of his playing staff a substantial summer run-out.

Rooney, sporting a freshly shaved head, was unfortunate not to find himself on the scoresheet, though Moyes felt the fact he hasn't played any football for six weeks did have an effect on his sharpness.

"He hasn't played any football since the end of last season when the internationals took place," the Blues Boss told evertonfc.com.

"Tonight was his first real run-out and there were some good points but he has a bit to go yet.

"He is not quite in the condition we want him to be in, but he got 90 minutes.

"During the game he had a few good chances, was unlucky not to score a couple, so some bright moments and not so bright moments."

Everton fell behind to Crewe late on in the first half through a Dean Ashton strike and then substitute Ben Rix doubled the home-side's advantage leaving Moyes disappointed.

"You play football to win at whatever level and we didn't win, so that isn't what we are about," he added.

"We played some good football in the first half and there wasn't a great deal in the game and I am disappointed that we didn't get a better result on the night."

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