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Heitinga Scoring Pledge

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

John Heitinga has pledged to add goals to his armoury as he strives to end his scoring duck for the Blues.

The Dutch international has not found the net since joining the Blues a year ago - with last season the first goalless campaign of his senior career.

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The 26-year-old gained a reputation for spectacular strikes from distance at his previous clubs - and almost netted with a piledriver effort against Wolves at the weekend.

"It is coming," he told evertontv. "Last year was my first year without a goal all season and I am still trying.

"It will definitely come this season and not only one, there will be more than one."

John Heitinga goes close against Wolves

If the former Ajax and Atletico Madrid player manages to score against Huddersfield on Wednesday it's likely to go a long way towards securing Everton's passage to the next round of the Carling Cup.

And with the final taking place in March, Heitinga already has his eyes on the first silverware to be handed out this season.

"It is the shortest route to a title," he noted. "So we have to win the game on Wednesday and give everything we have got. We have to show our best and if we do we will win the game.

"We need to win and hopefully it will be with good football, but if it is not with good football and you win, that is the most important thing."

Everton weren't able to win on Saturday when Heitinga was the subject of the game's controversial moment.

He felt he was fouled by Adlene Guedioura in the build up to Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's equaliser.

He added: "In my eyes it was a foul but the referee didn't give it so you have to deal with it.

"In the end it was 1-1, we were disappointed because we played very well in the first 45 minutes.

"If it is 1-0 you have to finish it by getting the second one. We are not happy with the result but there are still 36 games to go."

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