David Moyes admits he is still some way from deciding on the
eleven players that will start for Everton against Arsenal at
Highbury on August 16.
The Blues Boss has been pleased with the attitude and commitment
of his entire squad since they returned for pre-season training
five weeks ago and will give everyone the same opportunity of being
There is still well over a fortnight to go before the big
kick-off and a handful of friendlies left to play and Moyes will
keep monitoring his players' progress before making any
"It is too early to pick a team but you do start
formulating things in your head and you think players are
ready," he said.
"But obviously injuries and people running into form during
the games in the next few weeks will also help my
Moyes is keen that the pre-season preparations continue at a
steady pace and whilst his players now have the necessary fitness,
they all require as many games as possible.
"I am sure all managers will be happy with the way things
are going," he added.
"What matters is that the players get in a good condition
and are ready for the season.
At the moment we are doing that, we had a good result against
Rangers but we have to remember it is only a build-up to the start
of a very tough season."