"I can't honestly produce anymore than I'm doing", said Allardyce, who has lifted the Toffees from 18th to eighth in the Premier League. "I think we have some clarity moving forward now", he said.
Evertonians have been calling on Allardyce to use Vlasic a lot more than he has done this season, however when he did play against Huddersfield this weekend, many were left feeling that he is not ready for first-team football just yet.
"What can I say when you've got 14 points out of seven games when you were faced with the club being in a very hard position when you arrived?"
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"Our players are striding forward". "When you go past that 40-point mark it's very easy for a player to think about his holidays and actually switch off".
"Excellent performance over the 90 minutes", Allardyce added. "We're pushing ourselves as high up in the league as we possibly can".
"That really is all down to the players' efforts from day one and - while we've had our moments in between when it hasn't gone the way we wanted - we've certainly bounced back at this moment in time".
After the first 10 games of the campaign the club were in the relegation zone and, when he first took to the dugout in December - a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture against the Terriers - they were only five points above the drop in 13th. "We have 35 points from 35 games and now we will have to take points against one of the top six teams".