Moyes eyes more Jelavic goals
Everton boss David Moyes is hoping Nikica Jelavic can solve the club's goalscoring crisis after making a positive impact at Goodison Park.
Last Updated: 27/03/12 9:47am
Everton manager David Moyes is hoping Nikica Jelavic can solve the club's goalscoring crisis after making a positive impact at Goodison Park.
The Toffees swooped for the Croatian hit-man from Rangers in January for £5.5million and he has scored two Premier League goals in six appearances.
Jelavic found the back of the net in Everton's 2-0 weekend win at Swansea while he also scored the only goal of the game against high-flying Tottenham at home.
Left-back Leighton Baines is the club's leading scorer in the top flight with four and Moyes believes that highlights where Everton need to improve.
The Scot is keen for his side to improve service to the strikers and for their goal-getters to convert more of the chances created.
"I think he has done quite well," Moyes said of Jelavic.
"When he came he had a bit of a problem with his stomach and he has missed a few weeks but he has given us something slightly different and scored a couple of goals.
"If he keeps it ticking over it will be good as Leighton Baines is our top goalscorer with four - so it is quite obvious to see where we have been short.
"It can weigh on you (not scoring) and we have had other centre-forwards here who have found it a struggle to score.
"We have to make sure they get the right service, we have to make sure we are creative enough in the final third and then they do get the chances.
"Then when they get the chances the centre-forwards have to make sure they take them.
"Denis Stracqualursi came on and should have scored one or maybe two against Swansea and Steven Pienaar had chances so we have got to try to take that on and make sure we take them in the game against Sunderland."