Everton midfielder Darron Gibson believes that team-mate Nikica Jelavic will rediscover his prolific scoring form soon.

The Croatian immediately adapted to Premier League football following his arrival at Goodison Park last year, finding the net frequently for the Toffees.

However, this season has been less fruitful for the striker, who has struggled to maintain his excellent form.

Gibson feels that Jelavic will come good soon, and add to his tally of six so far this term:

“The vein of form he had when he first came was special and from a football point of view I think we knew he couldn’t keep it up constantly.” He told the Liverpool Echo.

“Every striker goes through a lean spell but it hasn’t taken him too long to score again.

“He’s definitely up there with the best goal scorers I’ve played with to be honest. His finishing is unbelievable.

“He makes some great runs and he makes the passes easier for me.”

The Irish international went on to compare him to some of the best forwards he has ever played alongside:

“He’s a bit like Michael Owen or Van Nistelrooy in the box,

“He’s first class and I don’t think there’s many better than him in the Premier League at the moment.”

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