Tom Molyneux says Everton’s Under-18s are relishing the opportunity to grace Goodison Park.
The Toffees take on Norwich City in an FA Youth Cup quarter-final tie on Friday evening, looking to book a semi-final clash with Nottingham Forest later in April.
“It’s our first home game in the cup and it will be nice to play at Goodison,” Molyneux told evertontv.
“It means our friends can come and watch us as well, so it’s a good opportunity for everyone and I think all the lads are also really looking forward to it.
“Parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters and other family members will be able to see us play at Goodison and it will be a proud moment for them. If we win, it will be even better.”
Everton have not had an easy route into the competition’s last eight.
Kevin Sheedy’s young side have seen off the threat of Port Vale, Southampton and Arsenal – all away from home.
Molyneux added: “The draw is definitely one of the hardest we could have had.
“Southampton and Arsenal are known for bringing through good players so I think it was massive for us to beat teams like that on the way here.
“With the quality and spirit we have, I think we can go all the way. We all fight for each other and are a great set of lads and we’re all really good mates which also helps.
“Friday’s game is the biggest of the season so far and hopefully we can get the job done and progress into the semis.”
The quarter-final tie kicks-off at 7pm. Fans can gain entry for £3 (adults) or £1 (over 65s/under 16s). Entry is via the Bullens Road and is cash only on the turnstiles.