Seamus Coleman insists Everton's players will take confidence from their performance against Aston Villa last weekend, and with the help of a boisterous home crowd, is targeting three points against Wigan on Saturday.

The young Irishman says team morale is high in the camp following the recent arrival of Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi, and Coleman urged his teammates to carry the buzz in the Toffees' dressing room onto the pitch at Goodison Park this weekend.

"There is a buzz in the dressing room, particularly with the new lads coming in, and everyone is pumped up for Saturday," he told evertontv.

"We had a good week in training last week and a lot of things we were working on were put into practice on the pitch [against Villa]. We have had another good week and will try and do that again this Saturday.

"We are expected to win our home games. It is good to get on top of the opposition early on and that is something we will try and do again against Wigan."


Like most people with a Blue persuasion on Merseyside, Coleman felt that David Moyes' side were unlucky not to pick up three points in the 2-2 draw last Saturday.

But the 22-year-old is adamant that the players will be doing everything they can along with the club's passionate supporters to work together and produce positive results.

"I thought we were unfortunate against Villa," he added. "We should have won the game. We played really well and should take a lot of confidence into Saturday.

"Last year against Wigan, it was a game we should have won but it was last season and we don't want to dwell on that. We have a good season to look forward to this year and hopefully we can get the three points this time round.

"I thought it was great on Saturday and the fans were amazing. It was really loud, especially when Royston came on. The atmosphere was great and that is what we are all about here - we need to work together. We will do everything we can on the pitch."

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