Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan believes he and his teammates have a "free hit" as they prepare to face Everton this weekend.
The Championship side will make the visit to Goodison Park on Sunday evening for an FA Cup match and a chance to face either Wycombe Wanderers or Tottenham Hotspur in the next round.
Carlo Ancelotti made sure the Blues got to this stage of the competition despite a scare earlier this month, eventually beating Rotherham United 2-1 after extra time.
Wednesday are currently 23rd in the Championship table and in the midst of a relegation battle, leading Bannan to admit that the league is the most important thing to them.
But the 31-year-old has described the confidence the visitors will hold this weekend, believing they have a "free hit" against an in-form Everton side.
Bannan told a press conference : "We are looking forward to it. They are one of the better teams in the country at the minute.
"As players, we want to pit ourselves against the best players in the country. It's a free hit for us.
"Of course, we want to win every game that we play in. But there is no getting away from it, that the league is the most important thing.
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"They are flying in the league and they have got a top, top manager. We will go into it as underdogs but we know if we turn up on the day anything is possible.
"We are confident. We know it is going to be a tough ask but Rotherham went there and were unlucky. We are underdogs and it is a free hit.
"Hopefully we are the ones in the hat for the next round."