Everton boss David Moyes believes FA Cup goal hero Louis Saha is on the brink of a major impact on his side's charge to Wembley and their bid to finish in the top six in the Premier League.
Saha has been struggling with a hamstring problem, and his second-half appearance as substitute against Middlesbrough in Sunday's quarter-final was only his second since November.
Moyes revealed: "I did not expect Louis to last that long. I felt he was only ready for about 30 minutes, but he played the whole second half and was excellent.
"He is the only forward we have at the club who can provide that sort of goal threat. We will take it carefully, it will be up to Louis when he feels he can last a full match.
"But when we can use him from the start in matches it will boost our chances on both fronts, the cup and the league."
Everton were behind to a David Wheater goal until Saha's introduction in the second period changed the course of the match.
In a six-minute spell, Marouane Fellaini had equalised and Saha had headed the eventual winner.
But Moyes revealed his players were given the rollicking of their lives to get them back into the match.
He said: "It was who could get into the dressing room first to have a real go at them. It was Steve Round, my coach, who got there first.
"The way we played in the first half is not the way Everton play. And they were told that in no uncertain terms by both of us.
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