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Big players need to step up says Howard

Everton need their big players to step up to the plate and be counted according to Tim Howard.

Just two wins since the turn of the year in the Premier League has left Everton a little bit adrift of the top six after an excellent start to the season.

Up until as recently as December Everton were positioned well in the top four, but after 27 games, Everton now find themselves in sixth place on 42 points, 5 points behind fifth place Arsenal, 7 points behind fourth place Chelsea and 9 points behind third place Tottenham.

"I don`t think we are firing on all cylinders. And at the moment, I think that`s a good thing, We have advanced in the cup and have a home draw. And you look at the league table and we`re still in the thick of it. Howard told evertonfc.com.

With Everton just 90 minutes away from a potential Wembley FA Cup Semi Final and still positioned well in the Premier League, Everton should feel like being on the crest of a memorable season.

In comparison to last season we are 5 points better off and three places higher in the table, two years ago and we were 9 points worse off in 10th. Three years ago and again we were down in 10th and Tim Howard believes we have to take advantage of the position we've found ourselves in and take confidence from our achievements to date.

He continued: "We have to start doing the business but we are still in there. We seem to be higher up the league at this stage of the season than we have been in a while.

"We don`t have a large squad, so it`s going to be about big players stepping up to the plate and producing when it matters."


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Date:Thursday February 28 2013

Time: 2:00PM

 

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