Tony Hibbert has stressed the importance of an extended Carling Cup run as Everton prepare to take on West Brom on Wednesday night.
Victory at Goodison Park would see the Toffees advance to the fourth round of the competition after beating Sheffield United last time out.
The furthest they have progressed in the tournament under manager David Moyes is the semi-final stage in 2007-08, while they also reached the FA Cup final in 2009.
Right-back Hibbert says doing well in cup competitions is a priority this term, telling Everton's official website: "This is a very important game.
"We need another cup run under our belts. It is a chance of silverware and we need to push on in the cups now, really establish ourselves and push towards winning something."
He added: "I would not say it is an easy game just because we are at home. We have that advantage but that doesn't make it an easy game.
"They won't come here all guns blazing and leave opportunities for us, but everywhere Roy Hodgson has been he has had teams that are hard to beat. They won't be a pushover and will not be easy to break down."
Hibbert used his run out against the Blades as an opportunity to wrestle the right-back spot away from captain Phil Neville and has enjoyed a run in the side since that encounter.
The defender, whose recent displays have prompted praise from his team-mates, is relishing being back in the first-team.
He said: "I am doing alright, I am enjoying it.
"I played most of pre-season, didn't play all the games, picked up a couple of niggles. Then I played (against) Sheffield United and I took my opportunity and the manager has decided to stick with me.
"It is nice (to hear compliments). They train with you every day so it is nice to hear that from your fellow professionals."