And he confirmed that both Mark Noble and Kevin Nolan “will play a big part” into tomorrow’s game at Goodison Park as revealed in ClaretandHugh yesterday (Sun).
He said: “We haven’t had the results we wanted recently but I think the performances have still been very good. We’ll play the strongest team available against Everton.”
He claims the FA Cup in a priority saying: ” That’s because of our league position. Last year it was the bottom of our priorities because we were concentrating on getting out of trouble while also being in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.”
He added: It’s not possible to play the best team each game because of the fatigue levels. But we’ve had four or five days rest which has helped so we can play a strong team. It’s quite strange playing on Tuesday night but it has given us a little bit of breathing space.
He told his morning press conference: “Looking at the team there won’t be too many changes. Mark Noble and Kevin Nolan will play a big part. Ricardo Vaz Te might get an opportunity and Matt Jarvis hasn’t played as much as he wants to so he’ll get a few more games soon.