Defender Mason Holgate is back with Everton for pre-season – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are excited about what he can achieve in the new campaign.
The 22-year-old is back at Goodison Park after a successful six-month loan spell in the Championship with West Brom last season.
He became an ever-present in the West Brom side following his temporary switch in January and played 23 times across all competitions.
The versatile defender slotted in at right-back and showed his qualities with four assists for the Baggies.
Holgate can comfortably play at either centre-back or right-back and he could well provide some competition for Seamus Coleman in the full-back area at Everton in the new season.
He’s been with the Merseyside club since 2015 and played 48 senior games, but is yet to fully establish himself as a first-team regular.
The Englishman will hope to catch the eye of manager Marco Silva during pre-season and force his way into contention.
A selection of Everton fans on social media are convinced that Hoglate can kick on in the new season and become an important player.
He made significant progress during his brief time at West Brom and needs to convert that to the top-flight.
Here are some Everton fans discussing Holgate:
Good luck this season Mason & Everton, be great to have you back. We got a massive hole at RB to fill.
— tom (@tomjman) July 1, 2019
welcome back, more of this please! pic.twitter.com/ICzc3Uu4Dc
— Trev Malco’ (@trevor_p_malco) July 1, 2019
Great to see him back with that crest on his chest! #COYB
— Mr Cee Tattoo © (@MrCeeTattoo) July 1, 2019
Yes Mason! Missed you fella
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) July 1, 2019
Welcome back Mason, time to shine
— Matt Hand (@matthand1982) July 1, 2019
Should provide good competition for Coleman this season.
— Lee (@Aries1878) July 1, 2019
Great news, sound defensive cover fit Seamus 👍
— stec62 (@stec621) July 1, 2019