Everton boss David Moyes has challenged Victor Anichebe to prove he deserves a regular run in the side.
Anichebe looked set to be on his way out of Goodison Park last season following a training ground bust-up with Moyes after a loan move to Hull City was blocked.
The 21-year-old has found himself back in favour in recent weeks and scored a stunning goal in last weekend's draw at Birmingham.
Moyes believes Anichebe has all the attributes to be a success, but has warned the player he must work harder if he wants to achieve his ambitions.
"The penny is beginning to drop with him," said Moyes.
Attitude"In the modern game, you must work hard in training and it makes your job at the weekend easier.
"The lad has all the attributes to be a good modern-day footballer.
"But he has to work harder at his game.
"He has to decide how much he wants it and the way you show it is by what you do on the field. We have shown confidence in him by giving him a run in the team and a chance to show what he can do.
"He knows how we feel. We like him, he must just give more."