Everton defender Seamus Coleman has highlighted the importance of putting a winning run together in pre-season before the Blues start the Premier League campaign.
Having seen off Hearts 3-1 in their first game in Scotland, the Toffees will face Dundee on Tuesday night.
After the encounter at Dens Park the Merseyside outfit will head south to West Yorkshire to face Leeds United at Elland Road before their opening game of the Premier League season against newly-promoted Watford on August 8.
Republic of Ireland international Coleman has admitted pre-season so far has been hard work and feels all players in the squad are pushing hard in the friendlies to try and impress manager Roberto Martinez before the encounter with the Hornets.
He told evertontv: “All the hard running is out of the way but we are working more on getting sharper.
“I thought we did ok in the game against Hearts on Sunday. Our passing was a lot better compared to the first couple of games we had in pre-season.
“It is useful to be playing sides similar to what we will face. We have Dundee coming up then we have Leeds at the weekend. All the lads are trying to impress as much as they can in the games and in training.”
Everton are 1.70 to take all three points against Watford and 3.75 to draw, while the Hornets are 5.25 for the win at Goodison Park.