Moyes vows to entertain
David Moyes admits he has not done enough to entice Everton fans to Goodison Park this season after seeing attendance figures slide.
Last Updated: 04/01/12 10:21am
Manager David Moyes admits he has not done enough to entice Everton fans to Goodison Park this season after seeing attendance figures slide.
The Toffees have won just three of their nine Premier League home games this term and the number of supporters attending games has dwindled, with the gate of 31,004 against Norwich before Christmas the lowest recorded by the club for a league encounter since February 2002.
Moyes, whose side host Bolton on Wednesday evening, understands the fans' frustrations and knows Everton must do more to entertain.
"I am a football supporter, first and foremost," he told the Daily Mail.
"I know how it works. If I am winning games, supporters will turn up. I, as manager of Everton, have not won enough games this season for them to come.
"I have not entertained them enough. We have not scored enough goals.
"I need to do that to get the supporters to fill Goodison. Over the years, in the main, we have done that. But the fans on the road have seen a few victories."
The Toffees were lifted at West Brom on Sunday when Victor Anichebe came off the bench to grab a last-gasp winner, having not featured since August due to a groin injury.
Moyes is hoping that goal can trigger a run of regular form from the versatile forward, who could start against the Trotters on Wednesday.
He added: "He has the attributes to be a top player but needs to really want it.
"Victor is a good boy but needs the occasional shake because he has the talent. He is powerful and fast and he can play several roles for us.
"That is something we have missed but he lacks a bit of belief in himself and needs support.
"When he has confidence, he can be a real handful."