DAVID MOYES has urged Everton supporters to pack Goodison and roar their side back to Wembley this weekend.
Moyes’s men aim to secure their fourth appearance at the national stadium in four years when they entertain Wigan Athletic in their FA Cup quarter-final.
The Everton manager was hugely impressed by the turnout by the Goodison faithful for the recent midweek fifth-round replay win over Oldham.
And he believes a full house for Saturday’s early kick-off can help seal a second successive semi-final appearance.
“It was a terrific crowd for the Oldham game. It was a midweek match that was live on terrestrial television, which most people have in their homes, and for us to have nearly 33,000 at the game shows the level of support we have here at Everton.
“Filling the stadium and getting behind the players in the run-in could make the difference to a strong finish to the season.
“For me, it has always been more important to be a good league side than a good cup side. But the FA Cup has got an excitement about it and everyone wants to get to the final, and we are no different.”
Jan Mucha is on standby to once again deputise for Tim Howard in goal with the United States goalkeeper still struggling with the back injury suffered in the replay win over Oldham.
Howard’s absence from last Saturday’s 3-1 home win over Reading meant he ended just two games short of equalling Neville Southall’s club record of 210 consecutive Premier League appearances.