Everton winger Theo Walcott admits points are now the priority in order to stave off the threat of relegation this season.

Walcott fires rallying call

Walcott fires rallying call

Manager Sam Allardyce's first month in charge appeared to have been successful in guiding the Toffees away from the bottom three. But a run of just one win in their last eight Premier League matches has left them looking over their shoulders again.

Saturday's 14th-placed visitors Crystal Palace, who had their own relegation worries earlier in the campaign, can reduce Everton's advantage over them to just one point with a win at Goodison Park.

That is why Walcott is so keen for the form to pick up, especially after last weekend's 5-1 mauling at his former club Arsenal.

'Results will change, I am sure of it,' he told evertonfc.com. 'We need to make sure we are ready and focused for the weekend because we need to start getting some more points in order to be more comfortable.'

Meanwhile, Walcott also has plenty of faith in Allardyce to get things back on track.

'Sam was one of the main reasons why I came to the club,' the 28-year-old added. 'I wanted a manager like that who could get the best out of me.

'He is eager to turn results around. There have been a few recent results like getting the draw against West Brom and then beating Leicester where we have seen improved performances but I have come here to push Everton on.

'I want to improve the team and anything I can do to help, I will do so.'