Everton No2 Irvine admits big striker battle

Everton assistant boss Alan Irvine admits they face a big selection task with five strikers soon to be fit and available.

But Irvine is delighted that these dilemmas are arising.

He told evertonTV: "We have got plenty of options.

"There are good strikers throughout the Premier League but we are happy with the strikers we have got. They are all scoring goals and Andrew Johnson is ready to come back as well.

"That will give the manager a big decision to make when he has all five of the strikers fit, because they are all staking a claim for a place."

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