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defender Santos returned from injury and he believes the fresh legs will be crucial in the run-in.
He added: “We should have players coming back from injury now, so we’ll be getting some fresh legs, looking to be strong for the rest of the season.”
Johnny Heitinga insists Everton will not be thinking of a possible all-mersey FA Cup semi when Arsenal visit Goodison.
The Toffees will set up a Wembley semi-final with neighbours Liverpool if they overcome Sunderland in next Tuesday’s replay on Wearside.
But David Moyes’ troops face tough league games against Arsenal and Swansea before then.
And Heitinga insists all the focus is on stopping a five-match winning run by the Gunners in the league.
Everton’s Dutch ace said: “It’s a busy period for us. But as a football player you want to play games.
“Arsenal is another big game and the focus is now on them.”