Everton boss Frank Lampard wants to bolster the club's strike force in the January transfer window

Everton manager Frank Lampard believes the club's only solution to its goalscoring problems is to delve into the January transfer window.

Injury-plagued striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is currently dealing with three issues and while the hamstring problem sustained in last weekend's defeat against Leicester will keep him out of Saturday's trip to Bournemouth, a previously dislocated shoulder and, more significantly, a knee injury from the start of the season are ongoing issues.

Everton have scored just 11 goals in 14 Premier League matches - their top scorer is Anthony Gordon with three - and it is an area which Lampard knows needs to be addressed.

"We are certainly considering it in the squad," said the former midfielder when asked whether attacking signings were a priority in January.

"When we looked at the (summer) window I knew we had to strengthen throughout the squad in different areas and the priority was to stop conceding and be more solid through midfield.

"It (attack) may be the next step, considering we haven't had Dominic as well for a big portion of this season so far, to give ourselves more options in an attacking sense to help the squad.

"Leicester (last weekend's 2-0 defeat) is a prime example: it was tightly-contested, 50-50 possession, they have got some really good players and a threat and we missed two really big chances and they scored two amazing goals. Those things in both boxes can be really critical."

Calvert-Lewin has managed just 339 minutes of football - and completed 90 minutes just once - so far after a knee injury on the eve of the season sidelined him for two months.

Lampard hopes the break for the World Cup will give them chance to sort finally sort his issues.

"The hamstring is a small injury, it is a 10-day injury as such which is slightly irrelevant now," added the Toffees boss.

"The shoulder was a whack he took against Newcastle (a month ago) and he had a recurrence against Fulham. He has been strapped up a lot and it was something which was looked at by a specialist yesterday and doesn't need any surgery.

"He has been getting through with some issues but the knee is probably the most prominent injury that we want to get right, which is a similar to what he had before and it's been aggravated so this period gives us time to get it back right.

"We hope the break comes at a good time for him and we expect him back for Wolves on Boxing Day."

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