Former Everton ace Yakubu training with non-league side Boreham Wood

Everton's Victor Anichebe celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Yakubu and Mikel Arteta

The former Everton player has been helping out at National League side Boreham Wood.

Everton's Victor Anichebe celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Yakubu and Mikel ArtetaEverton's Victor Anichebe celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Yakubu and Mikel Arteta

Former Everton striker Yakubu has been training with National League side Boreham Wood since the summer and could earn a contract with the club, the BBC are reporting.

Yakubu, 33, has also been paying for entry into the side’s home matches this season and whilst the free agent has not signed a deal, Wood’s manager Luke Garrard is grateful for his help around the training pitch, especially since he started tutoring striker Morgan Ferrier.

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Garrard told BBC Three Counties Radio: “I’m trying my hardest to get him to sign a contract, but as it stands I don’t know his current situation in terms of where he’s going or what he has planned.

"Yak is courteous, he comes and watches the games, he pays entrance. He’s fully on board with what I’m doing and what the club are doing.

“No disrespect to Morgan, Yak has been taking him under his wing the last three or four weeks and as long as he comes in and does that I’m happy to have Yak at the club. He teaches things I haven’t seen because he’s played at the highest level and in fairness to Morgan he’s all eyes and ears.”

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Ferrier is clearly blossoming under the guidance of Yakubu, having scored seven goals in his last 13 appearances for Wood. The 21-year-old has previously been on the books at Arsenal, Watford and Nottingham Forest.

Yakubu, who has played for six different clubs in England, with the most notable being Everton where his 25 goals in 82 Premier League appearances helped the club establish themselves as a mainstay in the top half of the table and also clinch European football two years in a row, during his four-year stint at Goodison Park between 2007-2011.

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