Beattie happy with form
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
James Beattie is happy the goals are starting to flow for Everton.
James Beattie is happy the goals are starting to flow following a slow start to his Everton career.
The former Southampton ace is bang in form for The Toffees with his equaliser against West Ham his third strike in six outings.
Beattie is pleased the goals are beginning to flow, but is not holding his breath on playing for England in this summer's World Cup.
The 28-year-old has four caps for his country but will not be getting too downhearted should Sven Goran Eriksson not require his services in Germany.
"I've scored quite a few goals away from home in my career," said Beattie. "Strikers are judged on goals.
"It's one of them things as long as the team is playing well and getting results, which we have been doing recently, there's no problem.
"I never gave up hope. People that know me know that I've got a lot of self belief. I know what I can do and I'll be there if needed.
"Playing well for Everton is my priority at the moment. If he [Eriksson] doesn't call me I'll be disappointed, but I'll get on with it."