Round reveals trophy ambition
Everton assistant boss Steve Round is targeting cup glory this season as he believes the club is long overdue some more silverware.
The Toffees have received plenty of plaudits for continually defying the odds on a tight budget in comparison to many of their Premier League rivals and have started this season in an impressive fashion. Round is thrilled to be third in the table after the first five matches, but David Moyes' right-hand man is also hungry to have something to show for their efforts by the end of the campaign. Everton enjoyed a trophy-laden decade through the 1980s, but the club's fans have been largely starved of success since then with only an FA Cup final win in 1996 to shout about. Speaking ahead of tonight's Capital One Cup third round tie at Leeds, Round said: "I think a club like Everton needs to be up there winning trophies, it's in our history and tradition. "The manager is really focused on it. I am sure it gnaws at him every single day because that is what he aspires to, he needs to win trophies for Everton. Sustained success in the Premier League for Everton on the budget they have is definitely evidence of success. "To be challenging up around European places year in year out in those circumstances could be deemed as being a successfully-run club. But obviously as staff and players you want to win a trophy. When you finish your career and you look back and see a medal in your locker it is very important."