Beattie told 'It's time to deliver'
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Moyes has challenged James Beattie to start reproducing his best form.
David Moyes has challenged James Beattie to start reproducing the form which once had him on the fringes of the England set up.
Moyes admits Beattie has failed to deliver recently, with the former Southampton striker having managed just two goals so far this season.
The Everton boss insists he still has faith in Beattie and the player could partner Andrew Johnson in attack for The Toffees' Premiership clash against Arsenal on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1.
But the Scot also hinted that his patience is not inexhaustible.
"A time will come when we say 'Look Beatts, now's the time to show what you can do. You have to be able to do that'," said Moyes.
"We have had quite a few conversations and I get on well with him. We do chat a lot. He knows he has to produce as well.
"He wants to be one of the legends here and he's hungry for success.
"That's why the big thing for him is to get back to being the James Beattie he was two years ago."