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Mountfield's Cup Confidence

Derek Mountfield hopeful Everton will overcome Carlisle in the FA Cup.

Mountfield's Cup Confidence

Derek Mountfield is confident Everton will overcome Carlisle in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

The ex-Blue knows plenty about the Cumbrians, having spent a spell at the club during their successful 1994/95 season - making 31 appearances and scoring three goals.

And Mountfield reckons Everton's current form should see them comfortably past their League One opponents, but he remains cautious that Greg Abbott's side will still be looking to cause a huge upset.

"Hopefully they will be no proposition to Everton in the Cup," Mountfield told evertonTV

"Being the Premier League side and being the home team, we should be able to get it comfortably won. But it's the FA Cup, and that's what it's all about - it's a one off game of 90 minutes. One team can raise their game and you never know what the result's going to be - as Oldham proved a couple of years ago.

"Carlisle are slowly but surely picking themselves up. They've had a good couple of results recently. And they are looking to hopefully bounce back from a disappointing three or four years.

"I'm sure Carlisle under Greg Abbott will come here with firm expectations to try and get a result."

Mountfield also recalled some fond memories of his time at Brunton Park, and his love for the country's oldest cup competition. 

"We (Carlisle) managed to win the league championship and reach Wembley for the first time, and my claim to fame is scoring the goal that took them to Wembley. I had a lovely time there," added Mountfield. 

"I'm looking forward to seeing some of the people around the club who were there when I was there, who are actually still there now.

"For me, the FA Cup is the greatest Cup competition in the world. I love the FA Cup - I've been privileged to have played in finals and I’ve won it - and lost it."

 

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