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Everton boss Moyes: Vellios deserves his recall

Everton boss David Moyes praised Apostolos Vellios for fighting his way back into the first team.

Moyes says he has done enough to force his way back into the set-up, after scoring a hat-trick for the reserves last week.

He said: "Tollos just dropped off a little bit. He's only 19 and young boys need to be put back sometimes when their training is not so good.

"He just dropped down a little bit in the last month. Sometimes the boys who come from abroad find Christmas and New Year a bit of a tough period because they're used to having a couple of weeks' break at least over Christmas and New Year.

"But his goals in the reserves will have done him a world of good and hopefully he's back on track."

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