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Everton: Tony Scott claims Lampard knows Demarai Gray and Anthony Gordon aren’t good enough

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Tony Scott believes that Frank Lampard knows that Everton duo Anthony Gordon and Demarai Gray aren’t good enough for his team.

It is quite a bold claim from Scott given that Gordon was the subject of huge interest from Premier League clubs over the summer and a £60m bid was even being reported for the winger.

However, both players have massively underperformed this season, with just four goal involvements in the league between the pair, while two of those came in the opening five games of the season when Gordon was on top form.

Scott has now slammed the pair on the All Together Now podcast for their below-par displays this season.

He said: “I don’t think [this break] is going to learn Frank Lampard anything.

“I think he knows Demarai Gray isn’t good enough; he knows Anthony Gordon isn’t good enough; he knows Dwight McNeil was bought as a squad player.

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“He knows Neal Maupay, he probably had to sign or it was probably a list of Championship, League One or League Two [players].

“He was probably the best of his list at the time, because Everton had dumped their money on other areas of the pitch they needed to improve on.”

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It would be quite damning if Lampard thought neither Gordon nor Gray were good enough for an Everton side battling against relegation while struggling for form and goals in the final third.

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However, we feel neither player could have any qualms if Lampard didn’t think they were good enough given their records, not just this season, but since the beginning of last campaign, with Gray managing just 10 goal involvements in the league, while Gordon has just nine.

Therefore, Lampard either needs to sign sufficient replacements in January or do his utmost to get a tune out of the pair, as their creativity and presence in the final third could help propel the Toffees away from the bottom three.

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