Moyes backs AJ claims
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Moyes has called on Steve McClaren to start Andy Johnson for England.
David Moyes has called on Steve McClaren to start Everton's matchwinner against Arsenal Andy Johnson for England.
Johnson boosted his chances of selection in Saturday's crucial Euro 2008 qualifier against Israel with a dramatic late winner in The Toffees' 1-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.
And Moyes has given McClaren more food for thought.
"AJ is up to the task definitely. He's always a threat and on his defenders' shoulder. If they play him he will get goals," said Moyes.
"And even if it's not his type of game, he won't let anyone down because his effort is wonderful."
Johnson admits he is 'buzzing' after his last-gasp heroics against The Gunners.
"It's great for my confidence. I'm ready to meet up with England because I'm buzzing now," said Johnson.
"It's every kid's dream to play for England and I'm looking forward to it now."