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Daws expects exciting game

Posted on 1 November 2013  - 16:00

Michael Dawson says it’s crucial we maintain our excellent away form as we head to Everton at the weekend.

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Our skipper says the marked improvement in our record on the road, by comparison to recent seasons, is of vital importance if we are to maintain our challenge at the top end of the Premier League table throughout the campaign.

"When you look at us from a few years ago, maybe our away record wasn’t so great and it was always our home form that was strong,” our long-serving centre-half said.

“But in the last year and this season our away record has been good, and it needs to be when you’re challenging for the top four.

“We go to Everton determined to put on another good performance. As I said, our recent away record has been good and hopefully we can take that to Everton. It’s a tough place to go.”

Daws also wants to avoid a repeat of last season’s trip to Goodison Park, where two late goals saw the Toffees overturn a 1-0 deficit to snatch all three points.

“Last year we were in a good position until the last few minutes and then those two late goals cost us,” Daws added.

“But hopefully we’ll go there on Sunday and avoid that. It’ll be an exciting game, I’m sure.”