Moyes tips duo for accolades

BY foxsports • February 10, 2011

The Everton manager believes the midfield duo have done enough to be in the running for the PFA gongs given out later in the year. It has been 25 years since Gary Lineker became the last Toffees player to claim the prestigious PFA Player of the Year award. While the bookies have Gareth Bale, Dimitar Berbatov and Carlos Tevez installed as favourites, Moyes believes a couple out of the Goodison Park camp should not be overlooked. "If you were picking the team of the year, I would be thinking Marouane Fellaini will definitely be on the tip of a few tongues," he told The Liverpool Echo. "Then there's Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines. We have good players." Everton have never boasted a starlet who has won the Young Player award but Moyes claims that could change this year. He added: "If there was a young player of the year getting voted you would have to say that Seamus Coleman will have to be in the running for that, partly because of where he has come from and his climb." Moyes believes that the presence of players like Fellaini and Coleman at Everton is reason to be cheerful about the club's long-term outlook, despite the bleak financial figures published this week. "There is a lot of really good things to talk about and I don't want to get dragged into talking it down. I want to keep it up if I can," said the Scottish tactician. "You can't stand still, but that doesn't mean you have to spend billions to make it happen. If that happens you'll only have two or three clubs who can do that. "If you look at what Everton have done over eight or nine years, I've tried to keep moving it slightly, nudging it up, nudging it up. And we've not spent big money. "But we're competing with a lot of clubs who have spent big money. We're not far off. "You're watching us play Chelsea, you're watching us play Arsenal, you've watched us play Liverpool this season. Look at the money over the years Liverpool have spent and we've just taken four points off them."


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