Moyes feels the striker can make the most of some extra game time to return ready to fight for a regular first-team place again.
"James did well when he came on, but I have always said he is a good player," the Everton boss said.
"He is coming back from a metatarsal injury, twice really, so he has missed games and pre-season work. I have been a bit reluctant to throw him in too soon.
"Hopefully he might get a game for Scotland this week, which will help rebuild his fitness, because in James' case, having missed bits, that will be good for him."