Everton midfielder Darron Gibson says that his side must improve their defensive record in their remaining matches this season.
Despite recording back-to-back victories, the Toffees have gone eight matches without a clean sheet; a run that Gibson believes must be stopped.
The 25 year old was delighted with the 3-1 victory over Reading, but admitted his frustrations that his side failed once again to keep a clean sheet.
"It's been damaging the amount of goals we've conceded," Gibson told the club's official website. "This week the attacking side overpowered the defensive side.
"It was frustrating not to get the clean sheet but we created a lot of chances and could have had a lot more goals. If you look at the game as a whole I think our attacking was a lot better than it has been lately.
"We've conceded too many goals and it was unfortunate to concede another one, but I thought we deserved the win and played well."
Gibson himself has had an injury plagued campaign so far, with two separate spells out of action, and is still feeling a thigh complaint, but insisted that he was coping well.
"I'm just managing it at the minute," he explained, "I'm happy enough. I'm comfortable playing."