Defender Nathalie Björn has called upon fans to "trust the process" as Everton Women look to bounce back against Manchester United at Walton Hall Park on Sunday (12.30pm GMT).
There were mixed emotions for manager Jean-Luc Vasseur as he took charge of his first two matches as Blues boss last week.
His tenure began with an impressive 3-1 win at Leicester City in the Continental Cup, followed by a narrow defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion in his maiden Barclays FA Women’s Super League match.
Speaking to evertontv, Sweden international Bjorn revealed her confidence Everton can produce an immediate response and achieve a positive result against a United side that finished fourth in the league last season.
“It feels good that we have a game again quickly,” she said.
“It’s going to be nice to play against United and we want to bring a better performance [than against Brighton].
“I hope it’s going to be a good game, a fun game to watch. I think that this is a good test for us as well.
“I haven’t played against Manchester United before, but I know many of their players [from playing against them] when with Sweden.
“They’re a strong team and I really hope we can put on a good performance against them.”
Björn says the group are working hard to lay the foundations for a strong run of results – and outlined her belief in the Club's long-term vision.
“We have to trust the process,” the 24-year-old added.
“We know it’s a long project and we want to be at the top, but it’s hard [to do it quickly], especially as we have a new coach as well.
“We’re trying to get everything to connect together.
“We believe in the process and we just need to be patient.”
Last Wednesday's game against Leicester was Björn’s first appearance for the Blues since a win over Birmingham City in late September.
While the defender had been left frustrated by her spell on the sidelines, Bjorn is now hungry to help her team back on the park.
“I thought the injury would heal a lot quicker than it did," she said.
“It was a long time but I’m glad I’m back.
“We keep going and hopefully I can get more minutes in the team.”
United head into Sunday's match fifth in the WSL table and have only lost one of their league matches this season – a home defeat to champions Chelsea.
Björn insists, however, Everton won’t settle for anything less than victory at Walton Hall Park.
“I hate to lose, everyone does.
“It’s one of the worst feelings I know.
“I don’t want to feel that way again so I really hope we can put on a good performance and take the three points."