Everton striker Conor McAleny believes he could score goals in the Premier League

By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey.   Last Updated: 13/10/12 4:16pm

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Conor McAleny: Hoping for breakthruogh

Conor McAleny: Hoping for breakthruogh

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Everton starlet Conor McAleny is confident he is capable of scoring goals in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old striker made his Premier League debut last season and is now on the fringes of David Moyes's first-team squad.

The homegrown graduate is returning to full fitness following an early season injury, and remains hopeful he can soon make a breakthrough.

"I know it takes time to progress," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"I want a run of games (for Alan Stubbs's U21s) and to get fully fit - then I'll see where I am after that.

"I think if I got on for the first team I'd have a good chance of scoring."

McAleny reveals that he learnt a lot from former Everton star Louis Saha.

"When Saha was here he could do everything," he said.

"He could hold the ball up, run in behind, he was two-footed. I used to like watching him in training. I'd get absorbed watching how he did things. It was a bit weird replacing him when I made my second Premier League appearance against Norwich.

"He was so good and that's him these days - he'd have been even better years ago in his prime.

"Then there's Nikica Jelavic. He's superb and another one I can learn from. He's always there in the right place at the right time to score. I'm always learning."

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