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Everton fullback Leighton Baines convinced by Kieran Dowell quality

Everton fullback Leighton Baines has no doubts about the quality of young teammate Kieran Dowell.

The midfielder is currently impressing on-loan at Nottingham Forest.

Baines told BBC Sport: "He has got exceptional ability, great footballer. They were trying to blood him into the team.

"Ronald Koeman was trying to bring him in, and he was a great footballer, but perhaps just wasn't quite ready.

"He has gone and flourished in the Championship and I am sure he will come back ready."

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