Everton manager David Moyes hopes the return of Victor Anichebe will ease the team's goalscoring problems.
The 22-year-old striker has overcome a knee injury suffered in the summer and is in contention to face West Brom on Saturday.
Everton have been lacking firepower up front this season and the Toffees have only scored 16 goals in the Premier League.
Moyes believes Anichebe's comeback is a great positive, after the Nigeria international netted for the reserves against Liverpool in midweek.
"Victor got a game in the reserves, which was good," he said.
"It's good to get him back in the fold, he is an important player for us. If we can get him back fit he can do a job for us.
"He has not played much football recently but he gives us other options we have not had.
"He did really well in pre-season and he was going to give us something different to have around the team."
Anichebe has been plagued by injury in the last two years and prior to the start of the season he was out for 11 months with a knee problem.
The academy product is now set for another crack of the whip, and Moyes hopes he can stay fit.
He added: "He has been in and around the team for four or five years so he is not really a young lad.
"The frustration will come from his injuries and, in truth, he's been injured for the best part of two years now.
"He came into the team last year and had a good spell. We hope when he comes in he is ready to do well again."
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