Moyes wants Jelavic back on target

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Everton manager David Moyes hopes the new year will bring a change of fortune for striker Nikica Jelavic.

The Croatia international arrived from Rangers on transfer deadline day last January and proceeded to enjoy a blistering start to his Toffees career with 11 goals in 16 games in the second half of the season. This campaign has been more patchy with just six goals in 20 appearances but Moyes is confident the striker's form will return.

"He has continually worked hard. I think probably the difference from this time last year is that everything we made Niki scored," said the Toffees boss, who takes his side to Newcastle tonight.

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