Beckford prepared to bide his time

Beckford carved out his name in lower league football but is now in

the big time following a free transfer switch from Leeds. The

former non-league striker knows there are areas he must improve,

but feels Everton is the perfect club to help him grow. “Personally

I felt like this is one of the clubs that I could learn a lot

from,” Beckford told Sky Sports News. “I’ve got a good chance of

hopefully playing with some of the best players in the world.

That’s just something that drew me in. “I’m willing to learn. I’m

not looking to just jump straight into the starting XI. I’m not

silly. “I’m hoping to learn a lot and fingers crossed I’ll be on

the bench and take it one step at a time.” Meanwhile, team-mate

Victor Anichebe hopes his added versatility will enable him to

feature more under Moyes in the new campaign. The Nigeria

international operated on both flanks last season and feels he has

adapted well to what the manager has asked of him. “I showed a bit

of versatility that I can go and play on the right. I can play on

the left,” explained Anichebe. “I think I did well towards the end

of the season playing in those positions. “It was new to me, but I

think I handled it well. Hopefully that’s just going to add to my

game. I can only reap the benefits of it.”