Moyes backs players to focus
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Moyes is convinced his players will not suffer from a Merseyside derby hangover.
David Moyes is convinced his players will not suffer from a Merseyside derby hangover against Wigan.
The Toffees extended their unbeaten start to the season to four games last weekend when accounting for Liverpool, a victory which raised expectations at Goodison Park.
Everton entertain Wigan this weekend and Moyes does not expect complacency to be a problem at Goodison Park.
"We can only smile again if we gain three points from Wigan, that's the way football works," Moyes told Sky Sports News.
"We move onto the next game, that one (Liverpool) is in the past.
"I don't think it will be that (deflating), the games in the Premier League are so big and important that you try and win as many as you can.
"Wigan beat us last year so we know it's going to be a hard game."
New signing Andy Johnson has stolen the headlines with four goals in as many games, but Moyes has reassured James Beattie that his chance is just around the corner.
"James Beattie was the top scorer here last year and he, James McFadden and Andy Johnson will be that again this year," said the Scot.
"We will need different players at different times and James Beattie knows his time is not far away."