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Everton ace Cahill excited by Jelavic partnership potential

Everton star Tim Cahill feels he can form a lethal attacking partnership with Nikica Jelavic.

The Australian is convinced that he can forge a fruitful partnership up front with Jelavic, the £5.5million striker signing from Rangers in January.

"For myself it's about trying to put myself in the right areas, and so long as the lads can get the ball in, then me and Jela are definitely going to get some opportunities," said Cahill.

"We probably could have created a lot more against Sunderland. But it's always nice to get a goal, I've scored a few against Sunderland and their fans are probably sick of the sight of me.

"It was either gamble that Jela was going to miss it or he was going to get a flick, and he scuffed it a bit, so I was already in the air and it was an instinctive reaction.

"There have been so many times this season when I've got in there, but the run I was in it either hit the post or was saved or whatever, but I just kept trying and trying again, and it went for me."

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