Moyes: Wright won't let us down
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Moyes has no problem thrusting Richard Wright into the fray against Man Utd.
David Moyes has no problem thrusting Richard Wright into the fray against Manchester United this weekend.
Everton will be without first-choice Tim Howard for The Red Devils' visit to Goodison Park as the American goalkeeper is ineligible.
Howard's absence will give Wright a rare chance to shine this season, having been relegated to bench-warming for the majority of the campaign.
Moyes is confident in the former Arsenal keeper's ability and has backed him to deputise admirably on Saturday lunchtime.
"Richard has got a terrific attitude," Moyes told the club's official website.
"It is disappointing that we have not got Tim Howard but I will not have any qualms about putting Richard back in.
"You can never fault his work in training and he is a great lad to have around the place. He won't let anyone down."
Everton could have Manuel Fernandes back in the starting line-up against United after he came off the bench against West Ham last weekend.
And Moyes has welcomed the Portuguese international's return in midfield.
He said: "We lacked a bit of quality in the final third but we improved when Manuel came on and it is good to have him back amongst it."