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Moyes Eyes Triple Boost

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

David Moyes is hoping for a triple injury boost this weekend.

The Everton manager is hoping to have Jack Rodwell, Royston Drenthe and Leon Osman all back in the reckoning for Norwich's visit to Goodison.

All three of those players missed the game at Arsenal last weekend through injury.

"I am hopeful that the likes of Jack, Royston and Ossie all could be available for the game," said Moyes at his Friday press conference.

"We have one or two knocks which I will need to wait and see how they are on Saturday."

Moyes also explained that he was reluctant to play with Marouane Fellaini as a striker.

The Belgian has been pressed into action up front this season, when Everton have needed extra height up front.

But Moyes said: "I wouldn't be pushing him up front. I think we have tended to do it late in games if we are chasing and have tried other options.

"He scored the goal against West Brom late on when we pushed him up front and when we pushed him up front against Arsenal he gave Conor McAleny his chance by flicking one on.

"We don't want to play him up there but sometimes it is the best option we have got."

 

 

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