Manager David Moyes has dismissed claims that he is looking to
bring a striker to Goodison Park before the start of the new
With Wayne Rooney doubtful for opening day clash with Arsenal
and Duncan Ferguson suspended for the first three games, it leaves
Moyes with a front two of Kevin Campbell and Tomasz Radzinski, plus
Nick Chadwick in reserve.
It had been reported that the Blues Boss was not 100 per cent
comfortable with that level of strength in depth and he was looking
at signing a new striker temporarily or on a permanent basis in the
However, with Rooney making excellent progress in his bid for
full fitness, Moyes has moved to counteract any unnecessary
"We're not looking to bring in a striker at the
moment," he told evertonfc.com.
Moyes deliberately omitted Ferguson from his 19-man squad that
travelled to Deepdale on Saturday, as he aimed to give Campbell,
Radzinski and Chadwick as much match practice as possible.