By Joe Brewin

Theo Walcott believes he needs to kick on and start adding to his goal tally.

The England international has found the net four times this season while providing a number of assists for the in-form Robin van Persie.

Walcott believes he should have gone for goal himself instead of seeking out Gervinho in Saturday’s win over Everton - but he insists that was not through a lack of self-belief.

"I should have shot," he said. "But the thing about me is that last week I squared it and we scored. I'm not lacking confidence. It could have hit anyone and it could have gone in.

"But I never dwell on chances. It was a mistake, I should have shot, but I won't dwell on it. If you keep on thinking about it then you won't have a very good game.

"In previous weeks that would have gone in after I'd put it in the middle. But the team won and that's the main thing.

"I've always enjoyed my football,” Walcott added. “The manager has got a lot of faith in me, doing the jobs forward and back as well.

“Hopefully I've got that right balance. I've been getting assists and now I need to get some goals in my game as well but that will come.

"If I want to be the player that I want to be, playing up front, then I need to be shooting on goal when I get in that position. I'm not too fussed about that though, as long as the team is winning."

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11 Dec 2011