Cahill prepared for Turf battle

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Everton midfielder Tim Cahill knows all about the vibrant Turf Moor atmosphere as he prepares to face newly-promoted Burnley on Sunday.

He got an indication about how fervent the fans can be during his time at Millwall and Burnley will now have an extra spring in their step as well following the splendid victory against Manchester United in midweek, achieved thanks to a wonder goal from Robbie Blake.

"I have played at Turf Moor before with Millwall and I know how difficult it is," Cahill told evertonTV. "I think the players really appreciate the fact of being in the Premier League, so they want to really relish it and try to stay there as long as they can."

He added: "They should be very proud and happy with what they've achieved. They work hard at breaking teams down and will be very well drilled.

"I know it's going to be a tough, physical game. There's going to be a lot of balls in the air, probably not much football but we're ready for that.

"We've got a lot of teams in this league that play different styles and once we analyse them and go through their strategies, then hopefully we can break them down and win the game."

Jack Rodwell could retain his place in the side after his stunning double in the 4-0 victory against Sigma Olomouc in the Europa League play-off first-leg match.

It was just the result Everton were hoping for following the drubbing by Arsenal last weekend and 18-year-old Rodwell's contribution was an added bonus.

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