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Everton boss Lampard confirms Doucoure injury setback

Everton boss Frank Lampard admits Abdoulaye Doucoure has a hamstring injury.

The midfielder was forced off during defeat at Aston Villa.

Lampard said, "Doucoure has a hamstring injury that we will assess in the next few days. It wasn't a sudden ping, it was more of a tightness - so we will see.

“[Losing Doucoure was significant] because in two games we've had injuries and had to use a sub in the first half [Ben Godfrey was hurt in the opening half against Chelsea].

“You can't call that, but when you have to make a change it can obviously affect the team, no matter who you are losing or bringing in.

“It was an important factor - not the factor, but an important one."



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