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Everton boss Allardyce: Niasse deserves his chance

Everton boss Sam Allardyce is delighted with the current form of Oumar Niasse.

The striker scored in victory over Crystal Palace last weekend.

“The one thing he did, that he should have done against Leicester, was score," said Allardyce. “It was a very good header at an important time.

“His hold-up play and his work-rate were good. He has got competition – obviously Cenk's (Tosun) very disappointed that he is not playing – but when somebody up front is doing the job as well as he can and making an impression on the team, then Dominic (Calvert-Lewin) and Cenk have to be a little bit more patient.

"Oumar's goals-per-game ratio is good and he appears, at the moment, to be the best player to score goals for us.

"His contribution on Saturday helped us and, as a team, we now have to keep up that home form. The one thing we need to get better is the away results."

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