DAVID Moyes believes it is still 'a long shot' that Everton will qualify for Europe this season.
Moyes saw his side extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to nine matches with a 1-0 win at Wigan on Saturday thanks to Tim Cahill's header six minutes from time.
It continues Everton's impressive return to form since their 2-0 defeat in the Merseyside derby last November, a result which left an injury-blighted Toffees side 16th in the table after a poor start to the campaign.
Now sat in ninth position, the Toffees' victory at the DW Stadium - their third league win in a row - has brought renewed hope for their fans of a push for a Europa League spot.
But Moyes is not getting carried away and believes the team's early-season difficulties may still prevent them from finishing high enough.
'We'll wait and see where it goes, but who knows?' Moyes said.
'We hoped we would have been in and around it before the season started, but the start we had to the season probably makes it a real long shot.
'We can't be aiming too high too soon.
'We'll wait and see how we go over the coming months and we have a tough month to come.'