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Dominic Calvert-Lewin must look for January Everton exit to salvage stagnating career

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin must look for January Everton exit to salvage stagnating career

Another game, another substitute appearance for Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Having burst onto the scene at Everton and become a regular under Sam Allardyce, the 21-year-old is on the periphery with Marco Silva.

The former Watford coach has opted to leave him out of his starting line-up for five consecutive fixtures, dating back to September, playing a grand total of 26 minutes of action since then.

Having proven his quality last season and his ability to play regularly in the top flight, the former Sheffield United man must now consider a January exit to revive his career.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on October 21, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Whilst Gareth Southgate gives chances to many of the players in and around Calvert-Lewin in the England under 21 set-up, he has found himself struggling at just the wrong time.

 

If he is to continue to develop and prove himself to be good enough to be in the frame for his country, the winger must look for a move away, even if it is to a side in the bottom half, on loan or permanently, for regular game time.

At such a pivotal stage in his career, Calvert-Lewin simply cannot afford to be sitting on the bench week in, week out.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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