Date: 28th July 2019 at 8:45am
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Mason Holgate had an afternoon to forget after underperforming in back-to-back Everton defeats. The Toffees locked horns with Sevilla and Mainz in Saturday’s Opel Cup tournament and lost both games. Holgate gave away a penalty against Sevilla and made a mistake leading to a goal against Mainz.

With Marco Silva planning to keep the 22-year-old in the first-team this season, some supporters are worried at the prospect of Holgate providing backup for Yerry Mina and Michael Keane at centre-back. He struggled on Saturday and may not be good enough to deputise for the pair in an emergency.

Since joining Everton from Barnsley in 2015, Holgate has gone on to make 48 appearances in all competitions, creating just one goal. After falling down the pecking order under Silva last season, the England u21 international spent 2018/19 on loan at West Bromwich Albion and restored his reputation.

Everton have failed in their bid to re-sign Kurt Zouma and could be forced to rely upon Holgate & Matthew Pennington to provide cover at centre-back in case of injury. Holgate’s latest showing suggests Silva might need a new first-team defender before the summer transfer window shuts, however.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article


4 Replies to “‘Awful’, ‘Garbage’, ‘Not good enough’ – some fans knock Everton man after consecutive defeats”

    • I agree with Sue. Send him back to us…he always gave 100% for West brom last season. What he lacks in defensive quality, he makes up for when bombing forward up the wing and delivering the goods for our strikers. I know some will say ‘ yeah but that’s in the championship’ but you can only beat what’s put in front of you. Give the lad a break, send him back to us and Billic will get the best out of him.

  • Mason if you read this come back to the Baggies we appreciate you. You were great for us last season and it was clear that you loved your time at the Albion and the fans loved you too. We have a great new head coach Slaven Bilic who we feel that you would really kick on your career with.

  • Hope we get him back was good Playet for Baggies always did hus best and appreciated the supporters plus scored goals n made them .
    Hre would work well with our new coach come on Mr Holegate be our BAGGIE boy please

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