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Everton midfielder Dowell: Nottingham Forest forced me to change

Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell says he's changed his game while on-loan with Nottingham Forest.

Dowell spent last season at the City Ground.

He said, "I learned about changing the way you play depending on how the game is going.

"If you are winning 1-0, you are less likely to try stuff – you try to keep hold of the ball instead.

“It was my first experience of proper football. I played 40-odd games last season and off the pitch I grew up a lot living on my own. Every week, I had that need to win.

"That was the plan when I went out on loan – to get that experience under my belt and bring that back to Everton and use it to push into the first team."

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