Vellios Is Work In Progress
Gaffer says Wigan matchwinner must keep improving.
Everton manager David Moyes says striker Apostolos Vellios has 'plenty to work with' but insists there is a lot to be done before he is the finished article.
Vellios, 19, scored his first ever goal for the Club in the 3-1 win over Wigan after coming on as a 66th minute substitute at Goodison Park.
It was only the Greek striker's fifth substitute appearance but Moyes has recognised the teenager's potential.
He said: "He can finish from crosses as we saw against Wigan, he's got the ability to get on the end of things.
"Technically he's very gifted for a big lad so we've definitely got something to work with."
"That's why I'm saying we'll give you a go on the big stage and we'll see if you can do it, albeit at the moment they are fleeting appearances."
But Moyes has urged Vellios to keep improving if he wants to stay in the first team picture.
The Blues boss believes it is important for him to continue working on his all-round game.
"He has to do things like make the right decisions, he took a shot when he could have played in Leon Osman who was in a better position," explained Moyes.
"There were moments when he gave the ball away a couple of times in risky positions when he had to keep the ball and be more secure.
"Also at the time in the game we were making sure we were still defending so we were asking him to do other jobs for the team and he had to realise the importance of the game and by the end he did.
"It'll help a young centre forward to score a goal, he'll be thrilled."
Vellios could be in action again when the Blues face West Brom in the Carling Cup third round on Wednesday, to buy tickets click here.