MOYES’ MIS­SION TO KEEP HIS HOT ROD

EVER­TON v SWANSEA Tonight – 8pm

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DAVID MOYES ad­mits he could strug­gle to keep Jack Rod­well un­less Ever­ton can se­cure sil­ver­ware at Good­i­son.

Mid­fielder Rod­well has been linked with £20mil­lion move to Chelsea since mak­ing his Eng­land de­but last month.

The 20-year-old has also drawn in­ter­est from Manch­ester United af­ter ce­ment­ing his place in Moyes’ plans.

The Tof­fees man­ager in­sists Rod­well’s im­me­di­ate fu­ture is at Ever­ton, where he is guar­an­teed a first-team spot be­tween now and Euro 2012 if he re­mains in form.

But Moyes knows he faces a bat­tle in the long-term to stop Rod­well fol­low­ing Mikel Arteta out of the club.

Moyes said: “We don’t want to be seen as a club which is pre­par­ing play­ers for other clubs.

“But ob­vi­ously the play­ers want to be suc­cess­ful. They want to win things – that’s some­thing I need to con­sider.”

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has slammed their fes­tive fix­ture list.

Tonight’s trip to Ever­ton is fol­lowed by the vis­its of QPR and Tot­ten­ham on De­cem­ber 27 and De­cem­ber 31, be­fore they head to As­ton Villa two days later.

Rodgers griped: “The peo­ple who put fix­tures to­gether do not have a clue about phys­i­cal con­di­tion­ing.

“It’s great and fan­tas­tic for sup­port­ers to have such a num­ber of games, but play­ers have peaks them­selves and they have not re­cov­ered from the ex­er­tions of the pre­vi­ous game.”

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