Everton FC manager David Moyes targets progress in the FA Cup

08 January 2011 07:00
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DAVID MOYES is set to give Jermaine Beckford licence to cement his place in the Everton team today - as he promised the Blues will not take their FA Cup opponents Scunthorpe United lightly.

The Toffees travel to the Championship strugglers' Glanford park ground looking to keep alive their only chance of silverware this season.

And Moyes admitted that he went against his normal practices by stressing the importance of this third round tie to his players in the dressing room immediately after the excellent victory over Spurs on Wednesday.

'I told them at the end of the Tottenham game it is not always the thing that you want to hear, but there are no gimmes here for us, there is no slacking or resting because we have not earned it over the season so far,' he says.

'We have to go there and try and do the same again. It is for the players to show the right mentality and show they can do it in games like this not just the big ones.

'I felt it was important to say it then because we had such a good victory that I didn't want them to think that it didn't matter.'

Moyes accepts that Everton have fallen into the giant killing trap too many times, something he emphasised to his dressing room. You only have to look back at our recent history to see that we have suffered in this competition,' he says.

'But then on the other hand, two years ago we started a good cup run at Macclesfield and now we have to do the same again.

'You don't dread these games, but we got drawn against Brentford in the League Cup and we thought that was good - so what becomes a good draw for you?

Source: Liverpool_Echo

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