Everton forward Lewis Dobbin has now shared a seven-word message on Twitter after Saturday’s 1-0 pre-season friendly win at Stoke City.
The 20-year-old academy graduate made a second half appearance for Sean Dyche’s side and has stated that the ‘hard work continues’ with just one pre-season friendly remaining.
Dobbin spent last season on loan at Derby County, making 54 outings in all competitions scoring five goals during his spell at Pride Park.
His second half appearance at Stoke City was a chance for the 20-year-old to impress in his hometown, especially while Everton lack any kind of threat upfront.
Lewis Dobbin could have a future at Everton but he is not the answer to striking woes this upcoming season
Despite the win, Everton’s need for a reliable source of goals became even more apparent on Saturday, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin still unavailable.
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Dobbin got his chance to impress Dyche in the second half, and though some of his movement was very good, stretching the Stoke defence to create space, when chances came in front of goal, the young forward fluffed his lines.
Maupay is another player whose future remains unresolved and while few Everton fans would be sad to see him go, a replacement must be signed before Dyche loses yet another striking option.
Dobbin is certainly a player with a lot of potential, though Premier League football may be out of the young man’s reach for the time being, as perhaps another loan deal could allow the 20-year-old to further develop.