Moyes sets sights on striker
David Moyes has admitted he will be looking to boost his attacking options during the transfer window.
Last Updated: 02/01/09 10:06pm
David Moyes has admitted he will be looking to boost his attacking options before the close of the transfer window.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Louis Saha, James Vaughan and Victor Anichebe have all been injured in recent weeks, meaning that Tim Cahill has had to lead the Everton line.
Moyes has been impressed by the Australian and is happy for him to continue up front for the FA cup clash with Macclesfield on Saturday.
However, the Toffees boss accepts that he does need to bring in 'at least one' more forward.
"The boys who have played up front have been a handful every time and I'm very pleased with how Tim has done it," said Moyes.
"I've been saying for a year or two now that Tim Cahill could be a centre forward if required. He's shown in the last couple of weeks that he is capable and in many ways he is as comfortable up there as he is in the centre of the park.
"What has surprised me is that we've gone into these games with no forwards, nothing on the bench, and we're on our best run just now. They've worked so hard as a group so it's pleasing.
"But I've said for a while we would like to bring in at least one more striker if possible, subject to it being a loan signing because we don't have the finances in this window to buy.
"We're not intending to sell anybody because there's nobody I want to sell and we're not intending to buy, but we'll try to get a loan player or two in."
FA Cup hope
Everton were knocked out of the FA Cup by Oldham in the third round last season and Moyes hopes to enjoy a longer run in the competition this term.
He said: "The Premier League is always the big thing. It's so powerful, so strong and it's a great, great league. It's also probably the most realistic chance of getting European football - there's only one team that can do that through this competition.
"But the FA Cup is not something we've done particularly well in and let's hope this is the one.
"We have a big game against Macclesfield and we'll treat it like any other game because we want to make the next round.
"We have improved in the last year or two, so we have to make sure we get a run in this cup competition and hopefully it will make up for the ones we've missed out on."