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Everton fans want Jonjoe Kenny to start v Newcastle United this weekend

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Everton fans want Jonjoe Kenny to start v Newcastle United this weekend

Everton take on Newcastle United this weekend hoping to get back to winning ways following a 2-0 loss against Southampton last weekend. 

One key area of concern from that game was at right-back, where an out of place Ben Godfrey was targeted by Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men with obvious results. 

Seamus Coleman remains sidelined through injury so Everton fans are seemingly keen to see another man get a chance in the right-back slot. 

The player in question is Jonjoe Kenny. The England youth international has himself been absent with injury but looks set to be fit for the Newcastle game, as reported by the Liverpool ECHO. 

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The defender had a stellar season on loan at Schalke last term and his spell in the Bundesliga had many believing he might very well be the long-term successor to Coleman after all. 

Unfortunately, his injury has struck at the worst possible time considering his chance to come in and play at right-back immediately. 

Newcastle will be a tough opponent and if Allan Saint-Maximin decides to hang out on the left-wing, a player used to playing in the right-back role is going to be needed for Everton, especially with the suspended Lucas Digne missing on the opposite side. 

If fit, Kenny has to start for Everton this weekend and it seems plenty of Everton fans agree with that take.

 
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