TIM HOWARD wants Everton to enjoy the Friday feeling and take a step nearer a return to “magical” Wembley.
David Moyes’s side entertain Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup looking to improve on a recent run of just three wins in their last 11 games.
Excluding the festive or Easter period, it is Everton’s first game on a Friday night since the 2-0 FA Cup third round win at Leeds United back in January 1985.
And Howard believes the unusual date can engender a good atmosphere inside Goodison.
“I think it’ll be cool, something a bit different coming at the end of a working week for all our supporters,” said the goalkeeper.
“It’s unique, a Cup game, and I think it’ll all add to the sense of occasion and make it exciting.
“I can imagine they’ll be right up for it, and if we can get a result it just adds to their weekend.”
Everton have already tasted Wembley under Moyes, appearing under the arch twice on their run to the final and eventual defeat to Chelsea in 2009.
And of a repeat, Howard adds: “That’d be great, but it’ll be hard. Just like the year we got to the final you could never have predicted it.