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Out of favour Blackburn Rovers striker Jason Roberts lined up by Everton

Out of favour Blackburn Rovers striker Jason Roberts is being lined up by Everton manager David Moyes to add some spark to their flaccid attack.

The Blues have struggled for goals all season and continue to struggle to lift themselves away from the lower etches of the Premier League. Moyes is looking for a player to sign on a quick-fix short-term contract to boost their goals for column which has seen them score fewer goals than relegation-threatened Bolton and Blackburn.

Apparent bids for Stoke’s Ricardo Fuller and Kenwyne Jones have been rebuffed and the Everton manager has now turned to Roberts as the solution.

The Grenadian international has cut a frustrated figure this season at Rovers, seemingly spending more time on his media work with the BBC rather than actually given a chance on the pitch under Steve Kean. He has played just 12 games and is at odds with the club’s board over a contract dispute.

Roberts feels he has at least three years left in him before he inevitably takes up a full-time role within the media and he would see Everton as a perfect place to kick-start a career that has dwindled over the last four years.

After signing for the club from Wigan in 2006 he endured a purple patch of goalscoring, which played a big part in progressing Blackburn to the semi-finals of the FA Cup. However, he lost his starting place to Roque Santa Cruz the following season and things have never been the same since, always being on the periphery of the squad under various managers. All In all he has scored 24 goals in 134 apperances for Blackburn.

Blues fans are unlikely to be partying in the street with another potential signing which once again looks the cheapest, rather than best, option for the underperforming north-west club.

 

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