Three New Year resolutions for Roberto Martinez and Everton

Everton face an extremely interesting 2015 under Roberto Martinez.

As the end of 2014 draws ever closer, Everton currently find themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League table.

Roberto Martinez has assembled a very good squad of players with plenty of heart, but Toffees fans could end the year with a hunger for more looking ahead to 2015.

We’ve considered some New Year resolutions the Spaniard may want to consider.

Let’s improve the defence

Burnley and Hull City are in the bottom three but have better defensive records than Everton this season. If Martinez wants his team to improve in games against higher and lower profile teams, his side have to start keeping clean sheets, which gives them a better chance of stealing narrow wins.

Let’s keep our key players

Everton have some fantastic young prospects at the moment who are being linked with exits from Goodison Park; Ross Barkley and John Stones to name just two. The first step is to keep them in January, which should be easy, with the real test coming next summer if the big sides start making some tempting offers.

Can we win something?

Everton are still in the Europa League and face a home FA Cup tie against West Ham United. Martinez would love to provide some silverware for Everton, which would be a great way for them to push on into the start of the 2015 season.

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