By Alex McLeish

4th Aug, 2022 | 10:10am

Pundit 'fears' for Everton after source's crushing Dominic Calvert-Lewin update

Alex McLeish fears for Everton after the club were rocked by another injury blow to Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The former Aston Villa and Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists the Toffees need to sanction more transfers.

On Wednesday (3 August), Football Insider revealed that Calvert-Lewin is facing three months on the sidelines after tearing his lateral collateral ligament.

He is set to be sidelined for at least 10 weeks, ruling him out until November.

McLeish insists years of recruitment have hampered Everton’s ability to replace key players when they are unavailable.

“There has been a lot of recruitment at Everton over the last few years that has not been effective,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Ben Wild.

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“This is why you have to get your recruitment 100% correct. I feel for the manager, Frank. I have empathy for when you aren’t given the chance to bring in quality.

“It’s a difficult job and I think he will have a really tough time. The season is about to start, they are without Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison has gone, and you fear for them a wee bit.

“Frank will have to work miracles to keep them afloat until Lampard can bring in some more quality.

“Players need to come in now. Even if he relies on a young player, they might not be ready.”

Thanks to Calvert-Lewin’s injury, Everton go into their first Premier League game of the season, against Chelsea, without a senior striker.

Richarlison has left the club to join Tottenham while Salomon Rondon remains suspended after being sent off against Brentford last season.

In other news, a pundit has issued a two-word verdict on Andre Gomes leaving Everton after journalist’s £20m update.