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Moyes: Vaughan must wait
12 Feb 2008 - 12:20:11
Everton striker James Vaughan has been urged to show some patience by boss David Moyes, as he battles for a regular first-team spot at Goodison Park.
The 19-year-old England Under-21 international has been plagued by injuries during his fledgling career and has had to settle for a place on the bench since recovering from a shoulder problem.
Moyes told the Daily Express: "He has missed a lot of football and, even this season, he missed the first three months with a dislocated shoulder.
"He needs to be a little bit patient. Centre-forward is probably the hardest position on the pitch and when you are 19 and getting in the squads, you should be pleased with that.
"What James has is that infectious attitude, enthusiasm, aggression and now we need to teach him a bit more about the game. If we do that, then he has a good future.
"We have said to both James and Victor Anichebe that the standard is stepping up here and you have to step up with it.
"Both of them have to do that because the club is changing. It is a balancing act for me and it can be difficult."