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Martinez happy with striking options

3 August 2013 14:50

Roberto Martinez is pleased with the striking options he has available to him at Everton ahead of the new season.

The Spaniard has added Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu to the ranks at Goodison Park since his arrival from Wigan to bolster his forward line.

The other options - Kevin Mirallas, Nikica Jelavic, Victor Anichebe and Apostolos Vellios - only scored 19 goals between them last season, with none of them reaching double figures.

However, Martinez is confident that he has enough available to him for Everton to grab goals this season after seeing their efforts in pre-season.

"As a squad of players, you always look to have as many dimensions as you can," he told the club's official website.

"We had Victor Anichebe playing against Juventus and he did a fantastic job. Arouna Kone played well against Blackburn and Nikica Jelavic exactly the same.

"Tolis Vellios did really well in Austria as well, so all of a sudden you have got every player showing what they can do and what they can bring to the team and that's a very healthy position to have."

Everton have won three of their four pre-season matches under Martinez and play Real Madrid on Sunday as part of the International Champions Cup in the USA.

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