Everton legend Reid: Jelavic just needs a goal

Everton legend Peter Reid is confident Nikica Jelavic will rediscover his scoring touch.

Everton legend Peter Reid is confident Nikica Jelavic will rediscover his scoring touch.

Reid wrote in his column for evertonfc.com: "He scored for Croatia recently, so he just needs to get a goal for us. And, like most players, and strikers in particular, confidence is a massive thing.

"Once he gets that back, it would be no surprise to see him go on a run and add a few more to his tally.

"When Gary Lineker first joined Everton, he had a spell at the start where he couldn't buy a goal - and he ended up with 40 that season!

"The fact he wasn't scoring didn't worry him. I can remember we had a pre-season game at Wigan where he missed a couple of chances and I said to him, 'listen, don't worry, the goals will come,' and he replied, 'I know!'.

"It's just about having that belief in yourself. And top strikers normally do."

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