Everton manager David Moyes believes his side have entered 2013 full of confidence and now he hopes a run in the FA Cup will boost their momentum.
Victory over Newcastle last week ensured they claimed nine points out of a possible 12 over the festive period and if they can see off League Two Cheltenham, the Toffees will have got their year off to the ideal start.
"I think to finish the Christmas/New Year period with such a good victory at Newcastle continues the confidence," said the Scot. "You hope to go into the new year buoyant and ready to go again and we've tended to be better in the second half of the season."
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