Surely it is time Everton boss Roberto Martinez brought Kevin Mirallas in from the Premier League cold?

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The Belgian is one of Everton's most creative and dangerous players.

Everton fans would be forgiven for forgetting that the Capital One Cup even exists. The Toffees have never won the competition, finishing as runners-up twice with the most recent occasion being in 1984 - when they lost to fierce rivals Liverpool in a replay at Maine Road.

In recent times the League Cup has become almost a side attraction for the club. Not since making the semi-finals in 2008 have Everton fans been able to get this excited about the competition.

Last night they made it to the quarter-finals with a penalty shoot-out win over Norwich City, with Joel Robles taking much of the credit.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez certainly rang the changes for the game. However should one of these that came in be a Premier League starter anyway?

The player in question is Kevin Mirallas.

The Belgian is certainly a sulky so-and-so at times and his red card against Swansea City earlier in the season was a real blight on a long-protracted contract saga coming to an end - but his league exile must end soon.

He was excellent last night. He created the goal for Leon Osman and, love him or hate him, the tricky forward has more creativity in his fingernail than Aaron Lennon, Arouna Kone and Steven Naismith combined. Gerard Deulofeu rivals him here, but he lacks the experience and nous that Mirallas possesses.

He can be a mission to brave but when Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku are linking up, with Ross Barkley just behind and in good form, Everton are never more frightening.

Mirallas has not started for Everton in the Premier League since a poor performance against Watford on the opening day.

Surely now is the time to bring him in from the cold, lesson learned.

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