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Cahill best striker at Everton says ex-midfielder Snodin

Former Everton midfielder Ian Snodin believes Tim Cahill is the best striker at the club barring Louis Saha when he is fit.

The Australian star has emerged as more of an attacking player this season after spending most of his career as a midfielder and Snodin feels that he has the attributes to be a real handful for opposition defences if Toffees boss David Moyes keeps him up front.

'Leon Osman and Tim Cahill continue to represent his (Moyes) best options in attack,' wrote Snodin in the Liverpool Echo.

'I think the Aussie is currently the best striker Moyes has, if you exclude Louis Saha on fitness grounds.

'Tim was at it again against the Latics (Wigan Athletic), toiling endlessly and forcing the opposition defence to work extra hard.

'His set-piece magic was in good supply too when he hit the bar from a corner, allowing Phil Jagielka to equalise with the rebound.'

And even though Everton have young Greek striker Apostolos Vellios and Argentine new boy Denis Stracqualursi, Snodin is still a big backer of Cahill in a striking role.

'Even though I firmly believe Tim Cahill is currently the best striking option, it was heartening to see young Apostolos Vellios getting on the score-sheet for the first time,' he added.

'He will have rough edges, in a similar way to Denis Stracqualursi who is also coming to this league for the first time and being asked to play at a higher level than ever before.

'But both men showed they have got the drive to try and make things happen when they got a taste of the action on Saturday, and you can't ask for more than that.'

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