Everton boss Moyes hails his England contenders

Everton boss Dave Moyes hailed his England candidates after last night's 3-1 win at Spurs.

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Steve McClaren is short of numbers for the European Championship qualifiers next month but would have been encouraged by Andy Johnson's tireless efforts at White Hart Lane.

The Everton striker was not on the scoresheet, though, with Joleon Lescott heading the opener. Moyes feels Lescott would adapt to international football if he received a call-up.

"He won't let them down at centre-back," said Moyes. "We'll keep pushing him, trying to get him in, but my job is hard enough without picking the England team."

Moyes also revealed Victor Anichebe has had a meeting with Stuart Pearce about playing for England Under-21s.

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