Phil Jagielka says that he will start to try and chip in with more goals for Everton this season after a request from manager David Moyes.
The Toffees captain is yet to open his goalscoring account in the Premier League this term, failing to add to his career tally of six since arriving at Goodison Park from Sheffield United in 2007, but he did find the net for England in the August friendly against Italy.
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Everton boast 10 different scorers in domestic competitions during the first half of the 2012-13 campaign and Jagielka believes that it is time for him to start weighing in with his fair share at Moyes' behest - especially after eight-goal top scorer Marouane Fellaini was handed a three-match ban after headbutting Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross.
"Obviously the gaffer was a centre-half himself who always tried to score goals, so he’s always giving us plenty of stick about not getting more," the 30-year-old told Liverpool Daily Post.
"I don’t know how many he scored but sometimes it’s do as I say not do as I do!
"But we’re a team and it’s not just down to the strikers. If I can chip in with a couple of goals as well hopefully that might help us."