Howard would not swap Saha

BY foxsports • February 7, 2011

Frenchman Saha scored four goals in Saturday's thrilling 5-3 win over Blackpool as he grabbed his first hat-trick since 2000. The former Manchester United man's career has been fragmented by injuries, but Howard would not want any other forward as an Everton team-mate. "I wouldn't swap him for another finisher in the league. When he plays like that, you'd put him up there with the best," the goalkeeper said in The Sun. "I was thinking during the game what a great natural finisher he is. "He terrorises people, even the best defenders, in the air. "If he was fit for the whole season, you'd be looking at 30 goals or something close to that in every one." Defender Seamus Coleman believes Everton's season would look in much better shape had Saha been available more often. "If we'd had a player of his class available every week of course it would have made a difference because you give him half a chance and he'll score a goal," said 22-year-old Coleman. "But hopefully that win will give us a real confidence boost." Coleman has been asked to play in midfield at times this season to fill a hole in David Moyes' squad and he admits he is still learning about the game. "You've got to aim as high as you can but I don't like to set long-term targets," he told the Liverpool Echo. "I just go week by week and that's what we need to do. I'm happy to be on the winning team and happy to be playing. I'm learning all the time."


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