Former Everton keeper Neville Southall is critical of Toffees boss David Moyes for not playing first choice custodian Tim Howard in the 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat at Leeds.
The USA international was replaced by second choice stopper Jan Mucha, but he will return for Saturday's clash with Southampton.
"I hated missing games. I used to have a row with Colin Harvey and Howard Kendall if they ever wanted to leave me out, because you'd lose a bit of momentum. I liked to stay in the zone,” explained Southall.
"When I looked at the game against Leeds on TV, I was looking to see if it was Tim playing, then thinking: 'Why have they left him out?' It's pointless. Outfield players I can understand, but once a goalkeeper gets in that groove you want to leave him in there.
"If you're No. 1, you're No. 1 and it's up to you to play yourself out of that position. I hated missing any game, even a Simod Cup tie against Millwall with 3,000 inside Goodison because I was looking forward to playing in a young team. I think Howard Kendall left me out because he didn't want to be in the competition anyway!"