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Everton legend Duncan Ferguson believes the current Blues squad shares the same team spirit he and his teammates had when they produced a top-four finish in 2005.
The former striker has been speaking to the Liverpool Echo and says the tight-knit nature of Roberto Martinez's squad can be key in propelling the Toffees back into Europe.
In the same paper, midfielder Leon Osman says he will be bursting with pride when he becomes Everton's record Premier League appearance holder. The 32-year-old is just three matches away from breaking David Unsworth's total of 302 top-flight outings for the Club.
In the last ever edition of the Liverpool Post, captain Phil Jagielka says he hopes Everton's recent form can help attract players to Goodison Park when the mid-season transfer window opens next month.
The paper also reports how European football for Everton and Liverpool could provide a multi-million pound economic boost to the city, while columnist Mark Lawrenson says results over the festive period will determine whether Martinez's men are genuine top-four contenders.
Elsewhere, in the Daily Telegraph, Everton are mentioned as one of eight clubs thought to be interested in taking Manchester United winger Wilfred Zaha on loan.