Sam Allardyce has admitted he wants to add a striker to his side in January but he doesn’t expect Everton to make many signings.
Talking to SkySports after his side beat Swansea City, the Toffees boss confessed that with players returning from injury, the more he believes he doesn’t need to sign new players.
“We’ve got a number of players out injured that will come back and that will make us so much better as a squad,” said Allardyce.
“Those players have a huge amount of Premier League experience that you can put in when they’re ready with all the games coming up.
“The quicker we get the squad into place, the more I can look at the market and say ‘how much do I really need?'”
Everton are currently without Leighton Baines, Yannick Bolasie, Ross Barkley, James McCarthy, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori due to injury.
Long term absentees McCarthy and Bolasie are the closest to a return after featuring for the Toffees Under-23s in recent weeks.
Allardyce has publicly spoken about the impact he expects Bolasie to have when he returns, revealing he thinks the player adds a new dimension to the team.
While admitting he wanted a new striker in January, Allardyce did point out he was very happy with Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Calvert-Lewin has been leading the line for the Toffees, and scored the equaliser in Monday’s game against Swansea City.
“Yes, a frontman, if there’s another goalscorer. I’m hugely pleased with what Dominic has done this season, and if there is a striker around in January who is good enough for Everton is another matter.”