Last Updated: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:56
Everton boss David Moyes has challenged fit-again forward Kevin Mirallas to hit the goal trail in the season run-in.
The Belgium international netted the opening goal in Tuesday's 3-1 FA Cup fifth-round replay victory over Oldham at Goodison Park.
It was the 25-year-old's first strike since September in a season that started brightly but was severely disrupted by a persistent hamstring injury through the winter.
The former Olympiakos man appears to be edging his way back to full fitness and Moyes has called on him to follow up his cup heroics against Reading in the Premier league on Saturday.
"Hopefully it [the goal] will give him a little bit of confidence," Moyes told the club's official website. "He's not really got himself back to the fitness level we'd have hoped, so it was good to get him a bit longer in the game [on Tuesday].
"We need him to score goals. We brought him here to score goals and create goals and we've been missing that a little bit, so hopefully he can keep it up now and start getting a few more."
Everton's victory over the Latics secured a home tie against Wigan in the FA Cup quarter-finals and punters may want to use their free bet to back the Toffees - finalists in 2009 and semi-finalists last year - to finally go all the way in the competition.
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