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Centre-back believes the Toffees will be fine for the six weeks

Everton defender Phil Jagielka thinks that the club can cope with not having Tim Cahill in January.

The Toffees will be without their leading scorer in the New Year as he's set to represent Australia in the Asian Cup.

Jagielka insists that there is no need for Everton to dwell despite losing one of their key players for six games, and hopes the midfielder can keep up his recent form until the tournament.

“Luckily for us Tim has done really well and kept us going with his goals, but we are all frustrated,” the England international told the Liverpool Echo.

“Hopefully he gets all of his goals out of his system before he goes. But we can’t look too far into the future and worry about January, the present is what we need to focus on.

“We can just hope that when he comes back he is rejuvenated as ever, has his spark and picks up again where he’ll leave off."

Cahill’s impressive goalscoring form this season has seen him rocket up the Castrol Rankings. He is now rated as the 25th best player currently plying his trade in one of the top five leagues in Europe.

For more Castrol Rankings insights visit the Castrol Zone on Goal.com

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