Calvert-Lewin eyeing run in Everton first team

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has revealed that he feels refreshed following a spell out of the Everton first team.

The 20-year-old has scored four times and registered six assists in 25 Premier League appearances for Everton during the 2017-18 campaign.

The attacker has not played the full 90 minutes of a league game since before Christmas, however, and was recently left out of the squad against West Bromwich Albion.

Calvert-Lewin came off the bench to score in Everton’s 5-1 defeat at Arsenal though, and the youngster has said that he is now targeting a run in the side.

Calvert-Lewin told evertontv:

“I do [feel refreshed], I am young and hungry and want to play every game. I am waiting for my chance – like today [against Arsenal]. I am working hard in training and feel fresh and ready to go.

“The manager told me to run hard: to get forward and back and try to affect the game. I got the goal but, arguably, it was a mistake from myself for Arsenal’s fifth goal, so it was a disappointing afternoon.”

Everton picked up some strong results in the early stages of Sam Allardyce’s tenure, but the club’s supporters have been frustrated by a number of poor results in recent weeks.

Indeed, the Toffees have only won one of their last nine matches in all competitions, and will welcome Crystal Palace to Goodison Park this weekend for what is a huge match.