Garth Crooks suggests Romelu Lukaku is getting back to his best

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Former top flight striker Garth Crooks has been impressed by the impact of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Garth Crooks explained via the BBC that he feels striker Romelu Lukaku is getting back to his best.

Lukaku looked unplayable during Everton’s impressive win against Southampton over the weekend and Crooks has called for Toffees manager Roberto Martinez to continue a similar approach to the one he’s currently using with the Belgian forward.

“This lad is looking good again. His first goal in an eye-catching win at Southampton was reminiscent of the great 1970s Everton striker Bob Latchford at his best and his second wasn't bad either,” he told the BBC.

“It's patently obvious to me that if manager Roberto Martinez wants to get the best out of Lukaku then he must continue with his current strategy and allow the striker to lead the attack. With the support of Ross Barkley and Arouna Kone, the Belgian (if he remains fit) could be looking at another 20 goals.”

Has to make the most of his confidence

Lukaku is starting to look like the player Everton invested a huge amount of money to sign from Chelsea on a permanent basis.

One of the things that will be most encouraging for Toffees manager Roberto Martinez is the fact that he’s playing different roles with very little difficulty during his performances.

He’s big and strong enough to back into a defence, creating room for creative players coming forward but he does that job without losing his sharpness and sense of when to pounce as he looks to score.

He will come up against tougher tests in terms of defenders determined to stay on top of him and get the better of him, but the early signs for this year are good.

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