Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/28/12
Everton boss David Moyes admits he had Rickie Lambert on the radar for a move to Goodison before he joined Saturday's opponents Southampton. The 30-year-old has enjoyed a rags-to-riches career having been released by Blackpool almost 12 years ago and has played a key role in Saints' promotion to the Premier League. But had things taken a different path Lambert, who has scored 82 goals in 137 league appearances for Saints, could have been lining up against Nigel Adkins' side and not for them. "He was in my attention when he was at Bristol Rovers (between 2006 and 2009)," said Moyes. "Round that time we were looking around the leagues to see and we took Jermaine Beckford when Rickie was just about to go to Southampton. "We were well aware of him and his goalscoring and he had done great. "It is great credit to the boys who come through the leagues - it shows a great deal of hunger and perseverance to get through to the top and he's done that. "There are a few - (Norwich striker...
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