What The Papers Say - 6 October

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The Times journalist Paul Joyce says Everton still plan to sign Conor Coady after his loan from Wolves, despite the departure of Bruno Lage.

Joyce reports the Blues have an option to sign 29-year-old Coady at the end of the season - and that won't be affected by Lage's departure from Molineux.

In The Telegraph, it is claimed it will cost Everton just £4.5million to make Coady's move permanent next summer.

Writing in his column for The Express & Star, Wolves legend David Edwards believes his former club may have made a mistake in letting Coady go.

“I think it was only four or five players who went over at the end of the game (against West Ham), and that makes me think Bruno made a big mistake in some of the players he let go," said Edwards. "Such as Coady, John Ruddy and Romain Saiss.

“When you lose players who have been at the football club for a long time, all of a sudden, you lose a little bit of soul out of the dressing room. People who know the football club, and know what is expected of a Wolves player."

Elsewhere, The Derby Telegraph puts the spotlight on Everton forward Lewin Dobbin, who scored his first goal for loan club Derby County this week.

Journalist Leigh Curtis writes: "Lewis Dobbin's first goal since arriving on loan from Everton was beautifully constructed and ruthlessly finished. Derby fans have consistently seen flashes of his quality in his performances this season but the end product has not been quite there.

"But having finally got off the mark last night in such impressive fashion would have done his confidence the power of good. There's no question that Dobbin has all the attributes you would want from a forward player.

"He's quick, he's a good size, he's got excellent feet and his runs in behind demonstrate his intelligence. You can see why Everton are excited by him because all the parts are there. The challenge now, after opening his account, is making sure there is consistency to match."