Jackson's Hopes For Hibbert
Ex-Blue desperate for Liverpool-born right back to experience FA Cup win.
Should Everton lift the FA Cup on Saturday, Matt Jackson will be looking out for one man in particular.
Jackson, who helped the Blues to Cup glory in 1995, is desperate to see his former side upset Chelsea and end the Club's 14-year wait for a trophy.
But among the winners he will be hoping to spot the face of Tony Hibbert, a local lad, fulfilling a childhood dream.
"Hibbert will be a key player," Jackson told evertonTV. "It's a tough position but it's a great opportunity for him and I hope he does well. He's a local lad and there are a million different reasons why it would fantastic for him to win the Cup."
Jackson's crowning moment for Everton came during the 1995 FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.
His unlikely opener sent Joe Royle's side on their way to a comprehensive 4-1 win and, ultimately, the final.
"I was delighted to make that contribution at a time when, let's face it, the Club was really in transition and going through a tough time," he said. "To have been part of an Everton Cup winning side is something that will live with me forever.
"The Club doesn't leave you. It's a strange one in that way. I wasn't an Evertonian growing up - I was an Aston Villa fan - but once you've played here it never leaves you."
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