Irvine predicts Beattie goals
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Everton assistant manager Alan Irvine believes James Beattie will score goals.Everton assistant manager Alan Irvine says they have yet to see the best from striker James Beattie.
The former Blackburn Rovers and Southampton hit-man has endured an injury-plagued spell since arriving at Goodison Park in a £6 million move last January.
The 27-year-old has started to deliver on his potential with The Toffees after scoring three goals in his last five matches to take the Merseyside club off the bottom of the Premiership table.
Irvine thinks Beattie's form will continue to get better as the season progresses.
"I think James is starting to get back the power that was missing," Irvine said.
"He's always had a great shot and leap and we've seen signs of that again in recent weeks.
"If James is through all his injuries and stuff, we will see the best of him again - he will score goals for us."