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Lescott credits Everton No2 Round for form improvement

Everton defender Joleon Lescott credits his form turnaround to new assistant manager Steve Round.

"At least I feel I'm getting back to my best. I don't know why, but my form dipped noticeably at the start of the season. I had hoped to carry on where I left off last season, but I made a few mistakes that cost us goals, and it affected me," said Lescott.

"My concentration level wasn't all it should've been, but Steve Round (assistant manager) went to work on me, and boss David Moyes had a go about the mistakes. I needed that. I needed telling I was doing wrong and needed to improve, and I'd like to think I reacted to it.

"I'm quite pleased with how it's going now, and I feel I'm developing a good understanding with Phil Jagielka again. I've had to work harder on the training ground, but I don't mind if it brings rewards like reaching an FA Cup semi-final. We are not settling for that, though. We'll only be happy if we are heading back to Wembley for the final."



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