Everton forward Lewis Dobbin has now revealed how much his game has improved as the 20-year-old looks to impress Sean Dyche.

Indeed, the young striker insists he can ‘definitely’ see the difference a full season of senior football has made to his game, following last year’s loan to Derby County.

Dobbin made 54 overall appearances and scored on five occasions in all competitions for Derby County during the 22/23 season.

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Returning to Merseyside for pre-season, Dobbin featured at Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday evening as Everton played out a 0-0 draw at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

With Everton short in the striking department, Dobbin will no doubt see an opportunity to break into Sean Dyche’s side, and states that he can feel the benefit of last season’s first-team experience with Derby County.

Speaking with the official Everton website, the 20-year-old said: “I can definitely feel the difference. I’ve got a full season of senior football under my belt now and you feel better for that coming back here now.

Hopefully I can keep developing and going in the right direction under the manager. I’ll keep working hard, keep trying to catch the eye and hopefully get the rewards for that.”

Everton to hopefully reap the benefits of Lewis Dobbin loan move

Dobbin is certainly a raw talent and perhaps could do with another season out on loan if he is to fulfil his potential in an Everton shirt.

However, gaining experience within the Toffees’ first-team set-up during pre-season could also prove invaluable for his development.

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Indeed, if the youngster achieves his goal of impressing Sean Dyche, he may well work his way into the manager’s plans for the coming season.

The Toffees travel to Dobbin’s home town of Stoke on Saturday for the fourth pre-season fixture of the summer, and no doubt the young striker will be eager to impress on his home turf.

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