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Steven Pienaar of Everton. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Steven Pienaar of Everton. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Seamus Coleman

Seamus Coleman

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Steven Pienaar of Everton. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

SEAMUS Coleman has set himself a target of even more goals for this season after he opened his account for the season on his first start of the new term.

Coleman scored six Premier League goals for the Toffees last season - only two players, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas scored more - and he has now managed one from one start in the new campaign after his headed goal against Arsenal last Saturday.

"It's hard to say whether I will score as many as last season but what is important for me is if the team is winning matches. If I can contribute in any way, then that is brilliant and I will keep getting in and around the back post. Hopefully I can get more because it's something I want to improve on, definitely," says Coleman, still on a high after that goal against the Gunners last weekend.

"From a personal point of view, it was nice to get a goal. It was a great ball from Gareth Barry and I couldn't really miss from where I was. It would have been all the more special if we had seen the game out but I'm happy to get off the mark.

"The way we play as full-backs, the manager likes us to get into advanced positions and try and get around at the back post. I did that a couple of times last season.

"The manager wants me to kick-on again. Every year you want to improve on the previous year so that means keeping my standards high."

Meanwhile, Everton have announced the signing of Samuel Eto'o on a two-year deal on a free transfer. The 33-year-old striker was released by Chelsea at the end of last season.


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