Everton boss Dave Moyes admits they have high hopes for new pro signing Jack Rodwell.

The manager told evertonfc.com: "He has done similar to Wayne Rooney, James Vaughan and Victor Anichebe, he is young and we have been short so that has helped him get a foothold.

"He certainly hasn't looked out of place in training, he has got a lot of potential but we won't be pushing him."

Rodwell may now link-up with England as his development continues apace.

Moyes continued: "It's more than likely he will join up with England for the under 17 tournament in Israel after the weekend.

"If we (at Everton) think you are good enough we will try and push you towards the team and Jack has done that."