In spite of the sensational job David Moyes has been doing at Everton for over a decade, the club are still yet to boast any domestic or European honours during his tenure.

Having to operate in the transfer market with what can only be described as a limited budget has undoubtedly constrained the Scotsman, but ceased to prevent him achieving Champions League qualification in 2005 and guiding the club to an FA cup final in 2009.

In what is now Moyes 11th year at the Blues it appears the Scotsman believes this season could be the time to end the wait for some much deserved silverware.

Everton face a battling Wigan side at Goodison Park on Saturday in the FA Cup quarter-final and Moyes is determined to make up for previous short comings such as the Final loss in 2009 and losing to bitter rivals Liverpool in last year’s Semi-Final.

Moyes said: "I wouldn't say we are getting a better cup team but I think we are getting a team who are maybe finding a goal to win the games.

"I couldn't turn around and say any of my cup performances have made me go 'wow, that was a great performance' but in a cup competition the most important thing is you get through.

"I think over recent years we have started to get a little bit closer to the final numbers in this competition and we will try to do so again this weekend.

"To get close to these things you have to be in a position to win the games and we have a chance with a home tie, which we have to make the most of.

"I think to win the FA Cup is something I'd love to do with the players because we've been at it a long time."

Star player Leighton Baines has been in fine form for the Toffees this season and has reiterated the intent voiced by Moyes.

The England full back said: "It is hard to explain because losing a semi-final is a blow and to lose to your biggest rivals made it worse.

"It took a while to get past it and we were probably licking our wounds for a little bit but we are stronger for it and we don't want that feeling again.

"You draw on those experiences and emotions and use them as motivation."

 

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