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Former Wembley hero Duncan Ferguson says winning the FA Cup for the fans is a 'priority' for Everton and insists Carlo Ancelotti's side are taking the competition 'really seriously' after reaching the fourth round

By Carl Markham, Pa

Published: 11:11 GMT, 10 January 2021 | Updated: 14:27 GMT, 10 January 2021

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Everton assistant manager Duncan Ferguson insists they have to take the FA Cup seriously as they want to win a trophy for the fans.

The Toffees, whose last silverware came in the competition in 1995, laboured to an extra-time 2-1 win over Championship strugglers Rotherham to progress to the fourth round for only the second time in five seasons.

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Manager Carlo Ancelotti made eight changes for the tie but still fielded a side which contained half-a-dozen first-choice players, including the likes of James Rodriguez, Michael Keane, Andre Gomes and Seamus Coleman.

Everton edged through to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at home to Rotherham

Everton edged through to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at home to Rotherham

Assistant Duncan Ferguson (right) and boss Carlo Ancelotti were relieved by the victory at Goodison Park

Abdoulaye Doucoure (right) scored the winner

Coach Duncan Ferguson (second from left) watched Abdoulaye Doucoure (right) hit the winner

'It is very important, it is a priority for us, it gives us a chance to win a cup for the fans,' said Ferguson, a member of the 1995 cup-winning side.

'It is a big competition for us and hopefully we can go as

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