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