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Moyes: More from Mirallas

Everton manager David Moyes is determined to start getting the best out of Belgium forward Kevin Mirallas.

Last Updated: 23/02/13 at 14:39 Post Comment

Kevin Mirallas is not yet back to his best, says Everton manager David Moyes

Kevin Mirallas is not yet back to his best, says Everton manager David Moyes

The 25-year-old, who joined the Toffees from Olympiakos last summer in a £6m deal, has featured in the last six games having shaken off a hamstring problem.

But speaking ahead of Saturday's trip to face Norwich, Moyes said of Mirallas: "I don't think he is firing on all cylinders.

"He has not returned the way I would like him yet. He is still getting used to the Premier League and I think he has to create me more goals and score me more goals.

"That is what I am waiting for him to do, and he knows that - I have told him that. We are hoping for more.

"I think his form at the start of the season was excellent and we saw what he was capable of. I don't think we have really had that from him since he came back from his injury."

It is not just Mirallas who needs to up his game according to Moyes - but fellow hitman Nikica Jelavic, too, with the Scot adding: "We need Niki to come back into it.

"He was a big player for us this time last year, scored a lot of goals and did a good job. That is what we could with now, him coming up and giving us the goals.

"I don't think we've played too badly - in fact, I think we have played quite well, and in a lot of the games we've maybe just been missing a little bit of the edge to get us the goals."

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