Sam Allardyce has hailed Dominic Calvert-Lewin and backed the Everton striker to continue his progression over the coming months.
The Blues announced on Wednesday that the youngster had signed a new long-term contract with the club – keeping him at Goodison Park until 2023.
The striker signed for Everton in August 2016 from Sheffield United, but it’s this season that has seen him hit the front and seriously impress coaches, fans and pundits alike.
The 20-year-old has already bagged six goals across all competitions for the Blues this season, with the latest coming against Huddersfield in a 2-0 win.
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Aside from his goalscoring exploits, Calvert-Lewin has been impressing fans with his incredible work-rate and desire playing up front by himself, despite being left looking a little isolated at times.
But, Allardyce has said that it’s not just Calvert-Lewin’s work rate that impresses him – and confirms the striker will be working with Duncan Ferguson to improve even further in the future.
“It’s not just his work rate, it’s him learning the job while he’s in amongst the big boys,” Allardyce said.
“Learning how to hold the ball up, learning where and when to move. We’ve got big Duncan Ferguson here who should spend time with him talking about that type of movement.