Everton manager Sean Dyche has stressed that Lewis Dobbin is still developing as a player and the little parts he gets to play in some games are building his confidence further.


A product of the Everton academy, the 21-year-old winger has been part of Dyche’s first-team set-up on Merseyside this season.


The Everton boss is still drip-feeding him into senior football and he has made eight appearances in the Premier League this term with only one of them coming in the starting eleven.




Dyche indicated that he does not want to rush things as Dobbin is still very much in his development phase as a player.


He is happy with the hard work he has seen from the winger in training and insisted that the cameos he has been playing in recent games are only going to build his confidence going forward.



The Everton manager said in a press conference when asked if Dobbin could get more game time: “He has been around all season and he has done well.


“He did well in pre-season, we felt and he got some game time early season in bits and parts, but he is still developing.



“He is a player who is developing and I think he has got more to come, but we are enjoying what he is doing.


“He is working hard in training as well and each one of these little parts he plays in games, it keeps building his belief.


“I think that’s important.”


Dobbin will be hoping to get more minutes in the latter half of the season but it remains to be seen whether Dyche gets him the game time given Everton are in the middle of another relegation battle.