Moyes eyes new Everton goalkeeper to keep pressure on Howard

Having collected just one point from their last two matches the manager has hinted the club could improve competition for the 33-year-old after recent concerns over his form

Everton manager David Moyes has hinted that he could look for a new goalkeeper to provide competition for Tim Howard following concerns of complacency from the current No.1.

The United States international currently boasts the longest run of consecutive Premier League games played, with 196, but was been criticised from some quarters for a perceived dip in form - most recently hesitation in collecting a free kick to allow Sebastien Bassong’s late equaliser against Norwich City on Saturday.

Moyes told reporters: "We need competition in all areas and that extends to Tim Howard in goal, absolutely.

"Everybody has got to make sure they’re at the top of their game. We have to make sure we’re not continually making mistakes that lead to goals."

The club have recently trialled former Arsenal keeper Alex Manninger, ex-Celtic shot-stopper Artur Boruc, Philadelphia Union’s Zac MacMath and Egyptian Adam Mansour over the summer, with current reserve Jan Mucha’s contract currently set to expire in the summer.

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Everton have collected just one point from their last two outings as the draw with the Canaries followed defeat away to Reading, and Moyes is keen not to allow recent failings undermine their best start to a season since 2004-05

He continued: "It worries me a bit that we didn’t take enough from these two games.

"They’re the sort of games that realistically if you want to be in amongst it you’d be looking to take some points.

"I think we've got a team who can possibly challenge for the top four still, but we would need most of our players fit to be able to do that."