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Everton's Cahill targeting better efficiency

Tim Cahill believes Everton forwards need to be more efficient in front of goal if the team is to push for a European spot. The Toffees missed a great chance to take all three points against Wolves at Molineux on the weekend and Cahill was at fault for not putting away a potential match-winning chance which he believes is the major reason for the Merseysiders not sitting in the top five or six teams of the Premier League.

"Me, Louis (Saha), all of us had chances. It was just a disappointing finishing display from us, but the run goes on and that's the most important thing. We didn't lose," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"We've come away and kept a clean sheet, but the disappointing thing is we didn't do enough up front."

Cahill also said youngster Dan Gosling could have won Everton the match but also said a draw in Wolverhampton was not such a bad result.

"Dan was unlucky. Chances like that change the game," he added.

"They are a strong team and play well. They grind you down and put you under pressure so a lot of credit has to go to them.

"Every game is going to be tough. If you look at the run-in there are no easy games. I'd played at Molyneux years and years ago with Milwall, so I knew how tough it was going to be."

And Cahill said the fact that their Merseyside rivals Liverpool were above them on the table did not come into calculations when they were preparing for matches against other clubs.

"We don't really look at the league and whether we can still finish above Liverpool. For us, we're on everyone's' heels and teams playing us are aware of what we bring. I don't worry about Liverpool, what we're doing is the thing to concentrate on. We've got a big game against West Ham coming up, probably one of the biggest of the season," he added further.

"We know how important it is. We want to exploit their poor form and not kick-start their season again. We want to try and do something special at the end of the season."



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