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We go into the Derby game on the back of three indifferent performances against Fulham, West Ham and Liverpool.
It is important that we put that right - starting on Sunday.
Of our last six games, four of them are at home and while we can't give up on fourth, I think we will have to win all four of those games to challenge.
Draws at home are no good now.
Derby provide an interesting challenge because they have now been relegated; they will be playing without fear.
Almost all season people have been waiting for them to be relegated and now it's been confirmed.
Paul Jewell has said he is planning for next season and he will have told his players that they have to prove themselves to him.
But Everton should be strong enough to prevail, even though we have had some injuries in recent weeks.
It was unfortunate that three of the strikers and Tim Cahill were all injured at the same time, and that put a lot of pressure on the Yak.
It is difficult up there on your own and had AJ or Tim been available it might have been a different story on Sunday.
Hopefully the likes of Victor and AJ will be back for this Sunday and they will be needed.
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