Dobbin joins Derby for the season

04/08/2022 6comments  |  Jump to last

Lewis Dobbin has become the latest of Everton's promising young players to secure a temporary move to potentially get valuable playing time, completing a season-long loan move to Derby County.

The 19-year-old forward's move to the League One outfit was already in the works prior to the news that Dominic Calvert-Lewin faces at least a month on the sidelines.

It's unlikely that Dobbin, who has yet to make a senior start for the club, would even have been considered a viable option to deputise for Calvert-Lewin in any case and he now will be hoping to get plenty of opportunities at first-team level for the Rams.

He joins a young team that did well under former boss Wayne Rooney to even have a chance of surmounting a hefty points deduction and avoiding relegation from the Championship.

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Like Ellis Simms, who is now on his third loan move, this time at Sunderland, the expectation is that Dobbin will return from his stint away having grown as a player from the experience, at which point the Academy staff can assess the next steps in his development.


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Andrew Keatley
1 Posted 04/08/2022 at
Decent destination for the young man, as Derby should be up there challenging for promotion straight back to the Championship.

Hopefully he'll get the minutes to develop his game. I've always thought he is over-reliant on his pace; if he can find a bit more guile, clever movement and work on his interplay with teammates, then he'll return a much better footballer.

Mal van Schaick
2 Posted 04/08/2022 at
Valuable playing time? He should be in our squad for Saturday given the fact that we have no strikers because of incompetence.
Bill Gienapp
3 Posted 04/08/2022 at
People on Twitter are fuming over us letting him go in the wake of Calvert-Lewin's injury, but let's be realistic... no one was happy when we were forced to play a clearly green Dom after Lukaku left, and by all accounts he was way more Premier League ready than Dobbin or Simms currently are. These seem like they'll be beneficial loans, let's hope so.
Mike Owen
4 Posted 04/08/2022 at
We have not enough strikers, so we let the young, promising ones go on loan. I don't understand it.

Will we even have any strikers on the bench?

And I'm not so sure that playing in League One is going to help Dobbin.

Bobby Mallon
5 Posted 04/08/2022 at
Lampard I hope is still in the job come Xmas. But I think being in the Bottom 3 come Xmas will see him vilified by the masses after he changes the style and personnel weekly.
Mike Hayes
6 Posted 04/08/2022 at
We've got Rondon, don't worry 🤷

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