'Jan Won't Just Step Aside'
Former stopper Myhre says Mucha will be desperate to keep place.
Thomas Myhre has warned Tim Howard that deputy Jan Mucha won't give up his gloves too easily.
Slovakian Mucha has kept goal in each of Everton's last three games with first-choice stopper Howard nursing two broken bones in his back.
The first of those outings - a 3-1 win against Reading - saw Mucha make his first ever Premier League appearance for the Blues, despite joining the Club from Legia Warsaw as long ago as July 2010.
Mucha's clean sheet on Saturday helped Everton record a 2-0 win over reigning champions Manchester City, a performance which earned rave reviews from pundits and teammates alike.
Former Toffee Myhre was also impressed, but says it’s no surprised to see Mucha rising to the challenge.
Myhre himself had the unenviable task of replacing Neville Southall at Goodison Park but later lost his spot to Paul Gerrard after just one-and-a-half seasons as the Club's No.1.
“It is not easy being a deputy sometimes and Tim Howard has done ever so well for the club," said Myhre. "The thing for Jan is that Tim has hardly ever been injured.
“Tim performs well season in, season out and it’s been hard to see how he could be rested.
“David Moyes said earlier this season that maybe he needed another keeper to keep Tim on his toes, but Jan has done well since he came in.
“He made some very good saves against City and I’m sure it was a relief for him.
“Maybe Jan will be thinking about playing so well he gives the manager something to think about when Tim is fit.
“I played 80 or so games for Everton but then got injured and found it very difficult to get my place back when I recovered.
“It will be interesting to see what Moyes does. Everton haven’t kept as many clean sheets as I’m sure they would have liked to this season.
“I’m certainly not saying that’s Tim’s fault but Jan will be wanting to make his mark.”