Despite their early season struggles, Everton skipper Phil Neville is convinced they can crack the top four this season.

"If we are ever going to break into the top four, and I know we did four seasons ago and it has got more difficult since then, then it is going to be now or never this season," Neville said on Setanta Sports News.

"The league suggests it is going to be very tight from fourth all the way down to the bottom and if you get a run of games consistently then you can find yourself in that fourth.

"And once you get in that fourth position it is up to you to stay there."