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Moyes wants football to be the talking point at Everton

Everton boss David Moyes wants his team to start producing the goods and take the spotlight away from all the other non-playing issues which have affected the Toffees this campaign. The club's inability to spend big money on players over the past year and their recently-published accounts have led to speculation about the club's financial position.

Moyes wants his charges to change perceptions by having a strong end to the season.

Everton claimed a memorable victory at Chelsea in an FA Cup fourth-round replay earlier this month and followed that with a win over Sunderland which lifted them to 10th in the Barclays Premier League.

Everton now prepare for the visit of Championship Reading in the fifth round of the cup on Tuesday night.

The long-serving Scot said: "It is about changing the perception of the club from the way it is getting perceived at the moment.

"Because the club's accounts came out, there was a lot of bad news.

"I always thought the team could make a difference.

"If we win games, move up the league, hopefully we can get people talking about the football more than anything else to do with the club.

"It was always going to be something which if the team does well it can cover a lot of things at the football club.

"At this present time I don't think the team has done well enough this year."

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