Ashes: Alastair Cook wants England to regroup and hit back in Perth
England captain Alastair Cook insists his side need to "deliver something special" in Perth.
Last Updated: 10/12/13 6:53am
The tourists head to the WACA on the back of two heavy defeats, with a Mitchell Johnson-inspired Australia on the brink of winning back the urn for the first time in four attempts.
To make matters worse England have a horrendous record in Perth, losing their last six Tests there - with their solitary win coming in 1978.
Cook, though, claims England need to focus on the present if they are to turn things around.
"What's gone on in the past is of no relevance whatsoever," said Cook.
"We have to go there as this side in 2013 and deliver something very special or we're not going to do what we've come to do."
England's batsmen have failed spectacularly to deliver in Brisbane and Adelaide, with scores of 136, 179, 172 and 312 in the Tests so far.
The aggressive pace of Johnson, who has weighed in with 17 wickets in the series so far, has played a large part in England's downfall.
However Cook insists the batsmen have contributed largely to their own demise - and he has called on them to turn things around quickly.
"We haven't batted very well and when you do that people start looking at shot selection and execution of shots," said Cook.
"We've probably gone away from what we've done. (But) the lower order aren't there to score the big runs. It's the top seven who score runs.
"(Johnson) has bowled quickly and he's bowled well. But we've got to turn it round quickly.
"I think anyone lower down the order, obviously it's tough for them against a guy who's bowling so quick and they're working very hard in the nets and that's all we can do.
"We need to work on our games, we need to work on the technique needed to survive against quick bowling."