By Paul Robinson

22nd Dec, 2020 | 12:00pm

'It Will Be A Huge blow' - Exclusive: Pundit reacts to Everton injury reveal after 'Bad Sign'

Paul Robinson fears Allan is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti refused to put a timescale on the midfielder’s recovery.

The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, said that the injury to the 29-year-old is a “huge blow” to the Toffees ahead of a busy festive period.

Allan was stretchered off after just 41 minutes of Everton’s 2-0 win at Leicester City last week with a hamstring problem.

The summer signing has started 12 Premier League fixtures this season, playing an integral role in a side that currently sits third in the table.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow night’s League Cup quarter-final, Ancelotti admitted that he did not know when the holding midfielder would be fit to return.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the latest injury news coming out of Goodison Park, Robinson said: “It did not look like a good one, not at all.

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“When a manager does not give you a timescale it is a bad sign.

“It will be a huge blow for them because their midfield has been their engine room this season. When the midfield has played well, Everton have played well.

“Ancelotti made some top signings in the summer and Allan’s tenacity, pace and power have been a big part of Everton’s transformation. Allan will be a huge miss for them over the festive period.” 

In other news, Everton duo may have forced Carlo Ancelotti to rethink his January transfer plans, according to Danny Mills.