The Toffees have failed to win silverware since their 1995 success in the world's oldest cup competition, but were beaten finalists in 2009 and lost out in the semi-finals last year to rivals Liverpool.
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"We've been close a couple of times and that whets your appetite. We want to go further, but we've got a tough tie next," he told ITV.
The Merseyside club will set up a return to Wembley should they get past Roberto Martinez's struggling side at home, but the 28-year-old is taking nothing for granted.
"We're at home so we'll be favourites, but we've had tough games against them the last couple of seasons and they're coming off the back of a good win at the weekend, so they'll be confident," he said.
The Kirkby-born left-back also hinted that fortune is on Everton's side after the referee failed to award Oldham a penalty for handball against Darron Gibson during the fifth round clash at Goodison Park.
"I haven't seen it but [if it should have been] we'll take our bit of luck - you need it if you're going to get through in the cup," he continued.