Baines suggests the 'old' Everton are back in business

Everton defender Leighton Baines has revealed he was pleased the side managed to shake the losing feeling they've been growing used to.

Everton defender Leighton Baines has explained to the Liverpool Echo, he hopes the lingering feeling of poor performances has now left the Toffees.

Everton were superb securing a 3-0 victory against Newcastle United, which backed up the 2-1 win against Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League last week.

“It lingers. When you are losing games it lingers but hopefully this last game and a half is how we need to be between now and the end of the season,” said Baines.

“It was bit more of the ‘old’ us but I guess that’s the way it’s got to be with the situation we’ve found ourselves in.”

The result means Everton have maintained their cushion above the bottom three but the side are by no means out of trouble.

Roberto Martinez’s challenge is to ensure that the side makes the most of the confidence, belief and momentum, which has been created by the victory.

The next game is going to be very difficult, as the Toffees travel to QPR away. QPR are scrapping away at the wrong end of the table and Everton need to box up everything they did well against the Magpies and carry it forward into their next game.

Their performance against Newcastle seemed to carry more punch and more decisiveness in attack, while the defence was superb in closing out any threat thrown at them.

However, they face the second leg of their European match before the game this weekend and it’s two games, which represent another chance for the team to increase their momentum.

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