Everton left-back Leighton Baines is confident his side's season will pick up after he scored the winning penalty against Wolves on Saturday.
The full-back, who's international profile is growing, slotted home from the spot with seven minutes to go, and he believes the win will bring back confidence and flair to the Toffees' side.
"If we can nick another few wins then things start to look a lot better. With that the performances will come back around then," he said.
Baines made it clear that his side aren't in crisis but, prior to Saturday's win, they had only one victory in six games.
"You've got to have that belief. There's no hiding from the fact we've played some top sides. Come New Year I believe we'll be in a really good position," he added.
"Although none of the games coming up are easy by any means (Bolton away, Stoke at home, Arsenal away), they look a lot better than the previous half dozen fixtures."
As Everton prepare for their next run of fixtures, five of which are against teams in the bottom half of the table, midfielder Tim Cahill has let it be known that his side aren't afraid of grinding out more results - but they shouldn't look too far ahead.
“We’ve just got to take it a game at a time," added the Australian international.
“It wasn’t the best football against Wolves, but so long as we pick up points over the next few games, that’s all that matters.
“If we play ugly and get results, then so be it. Sometimes you win ugly, sometimes you win nice."