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5th Jan, 2017 | 2:27pm

Everton dealt injury blow as attacker faces two months on sidelines

By Dominic Toner

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has revealed that youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin is facing an extended spells on the sidelines.

The 19-year-old was handed his first start for the Blues on Monday in the 3-0 victory over Southampton, but was taken off after just 12 minutes when he damaged his ankle.

The attacker has impressed this season with a number of cameo appearances and was beginning to impose himself the first-team picture.

Koeman explained that Calvert-Lewin will be out for “up to 7-8 weeks” following the injury picked up against Southampton, as cited by the club’s official Twitter account.

Calvert-Lewin moved to Goodison Park in the summer from Sheffield United for £1.5million and has looked impressive in the club’s Under-23s.

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The young attacker was then introduced to Everton’s senior set-up and has now made for appearances in the Premier League.

He is regarded as an upcoming star at the club and will be expected to bounce back from his injury setback.

Calvert-Lewin can play anywhere across the frontline and Koeman has been keen to introduce young players this season.

However, Everton will be boosted by the signing of England Under-21 international Ademola Lookman on Thursday, who can play as a striker or winger.

In other Everton team news, a Sky Sports pundit believes that a 27-year-old Premier League midfielder would be a perfect fit.