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​Kone hoping injury problems are over as he battles for starting place at Everton

Striker Arouna Kone is looking to make a fresh start at Everton under another manager he knows well having battled through his injury problems.

The 32-year-old spent a year under new boss Ronald Koeman at PSV Eindhoven in 2006-07, although that too was blighted by injury.

He said: "I am really happy for these two goals but I am more happy for the team because a victory is important," Kone, whose time at Goodison Park has been littered by injury problems.

"For me it is very important as a striker to score goals and I have to score to keep my confidence.

"I am feeling very well now but I am not 100 per cent, I think I am now about 70 to 80 per cent.

"Last week I was with the team, before I was with the physio to do my training because in the holiday I had an operation on my knee.

"I was very unlucky with the injuries but I am very positive in my head and I have to give 100 per cent for myself and this club."

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