posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 01:37 PM
Francis Jeffers will never play for
Everton again after a bust up with boss David Moyes but they will have to continue paying him until the summer.
Jeffers, on loan from Arsenal, had a showdown with Moyes after not being selected for the Good Friday victory over Spurs, after believing he was going
to be in the side.Jeffers was seen in the foyer of Goodison Park before the game, in deep discussion with agent Paul Stretford.It has since transpired
that the England international had been involved in a row with Moyes prior to the game, and had another heated discussion afterwards.Everton will
continue to pay Jeffers until the loan expires and offer him training facilities, with him likely to train with the Goodison Park youth team.
The loan move has not worked out as both parties had hoped, with the striker starting just six games this season and making 13 substitute
appearances.Now Arsenal will have the problem of finding another club for the player the champions elect were hoping to offload Jeffers back to
Everton for around 3million in the summer.
Now there is no chance of that happening after the row with Moyes, in which Jeffers made it clear he could no longer play for the Scot.It is believed
Jeffers had been told he was in the side against Tottenham, with Duncan Ferguson, Wayne Rooney and Kevin Campbell all out.But he had been suffering
from a back injury for several days, and not been training.Moyes decided to play James McFadden up front alongside Tomasz Radzinski, and the
partnership worked well with McFadden named man of the match.