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Everton captain Neville: We must keep our heads during derby tension

Everton captain Phil Neville has warned teammates to keep their heads for the derby against Liverpool.

In the last 14 Premier League meetings there have been 10 red cards shown.

Neville, who was sent off himself in the derby at Goodison in the 2005/06 season, knows the players must keep their emotions in check if they are to get a result.

"I think it is a game for calm heads; it is a game for players who just want to get down and play and pass the ball and play without fear.

"There is an old saying in the game: you have to play the game and not the occasion," he told evertonTV. "The occasion is going to be great; the occasion will look after its self that is something you have got to enjoy.

"The game is something you have got to concentrate on and just play your game, play the way we have been doing, show the confidence we have been doing and we will be okay ."

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