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Everton boss Moyes shopping for quality Howard cover

Everton boss David Moyes is seeking a quality backup to push No1 goalkeeper Tim Howard.

The Daily Mail says with Howard's deputy Jan Mucha out of contract at the end of the season, former Arsenal keeper Alex Manninger, ex-Celtic No.1 Artur Boruc, the Philadelphia Union's Zac MacMath and Egyptian Adam Mansour are among those to be given a trial in recent weeks as Everton look to bring in someone who will push the 33-year-old American harder.

Asked if that would benefit Howard, Moyes said: "Yes, you need competition for every position and everybody has got to make sure they're at the top of their game. We have to make sure we're not continually making mistakes that lead to goals."

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