Young import from Barnsley is making the grade for Everton and England
Mason Holgate will join the England Under-21s squad for the upcoming European Championships in Poland later this month.
England have been drawn alongside hosts Poland, Slovakia and Sweden in Group A of the 12-nation tournament, which runs from 16-30 June.
“I started to get into the England squad since I broke in with Everton last year, so I haven't played at a major tournament yet,” Holgate said. “It's something I'm looking forward to.
“I feel like the squad we have and its potential, we've got to be looking at getting through the group and going on to win it.”
Holgate, who is 20, made his senior Everton debut at the start of the 2016-17 season after spending his first season at Everton in the Under-21s. Injuries to Seamus Coleman saw him playing in 21 matches in all competitions for the Blues, despite being played out of position, as he is naturally a centre-back.
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1 Posted 06/06/2017 at 16:55:43
2 Posted 06/06/2017 at 18:19:35
3 Posted 06/06/2017 at 20:50:05
4 Posted 06/06/2017 at 22:11:07
Good luck (and don't get injured!!!!!)
5 Posted 06/06/2017 at 22:14:26
We're more likely landing a new centre-back to the club, so, depending on the right-back situation, he will have to compete for starts.
6 Posted 08/06/2017 at 09:05:08
Start of the season should be Kenny - Williams - Funes Mori (if fit) - Baines; then, when Seamus is fit, we can swap Holgate in for Williams or Funes Mori.
I'm not sure buying another centre-back is necessary unless we get rid of either Williams or Jags, can't see us being able to offload an injured Funes Mori for what he's worth in the current market (£15-£20mil)
7 Posted 10/06/2017 at 11:59:22
8 Posted 16/06/2017 at 17:06:36
9 Posted 16/06/2017 at 17:22:53
England totally dominant. Pickford has already shown a couple of sharp distributions to immediately put England on the front foot in rapid counters.
Holgate – playing right back – seeing plenty of the ball, but still over-hitting his crosses into the penalty area.
10 Posted 16/06/2017 at 17:25:49
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