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Mason Holgate has endeared himself to Everton fans.

The 24-year-old is one of the Toffees longest-serving players now, and he’s someone who will do anything for the club.

Primarily a centre-back, Holgate has deputised both in midfield and at full-back previously.

Even tonight against Burnley he’s expected to start at right-back in Seamus Coleman’s absence.

In the build-up to the game vs Burnley at Goodison Park tonight, Holgate has been chatting with the club website.

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In the interview Holgate talks about life under Rafa Benitez, his strong start to the season, expectations and the game tonight under the lights.

With Yerry Mina and Michael Keane the first choice centre-back pairing, Holgate has his work cut out.

If he can star at right-back, though, then anything is possible.

Despite his age, this is Holgate’s seventh season at Everton, making him the club’s second-longest serving player behind Coleman.

In that time the robust defender has amassed 114 appearances for the Merseyside club (Transfermarkt).

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Consistency has to be key for Holgate.

The fans aren’t in any doubt that he can be a fantastic player, but stringing these performances together is where the problem lies.

Should the next four or five games from Holgate produce some strong performances and clean sheets then maybe he can kick on either further.

Benitez’s influence will certainly help him, with the Spaniard keen to get right down to the nitty gritty details in management.

Against Burnley, should Holgate be deployed at right-back, he’ll face the task of standing up to Dwight McNeil.

The Burnley danger man is a top player and on his day can make even the best full-backs look silly.

Holgate will have to be at his best, but given his start to the season you’d expect as much from him.

You can read the Toffees’ thoughts on Holgate here:

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