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Mason Holgate’s West Brom form reviving hope of another Everton opportunity

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Mason Holgate’s West Brom form reviving hope of another Everton opportunity

The versatile defender has been performing well for the promotion-chasing Championship side.

West Bromwich Albion won their first home game since Boxing Day by defeating Swansea City 3-0 at The Hawthorns.

Goals from Chris Brunt, Mason Holgate, and Jay Rodriguez ensured the Baggies started life after Darren Moore with a bang.

The West Midlanders are a sound bet to reach the play-offs and will hope to win them and return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

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It was the performance of Everton loanee Holgate that perhaps caught the eye last night.

He has been in decent form since arriving on loan in January, but recently he has started to show genuine top-flight quality.

The 22-year-old has played 10 games for the Albion looking good at both ends of the pitch.

On current form, it seems likely that West Brom will need promotion if they’re serious about keeping him – and even then it might not be enough.


Holgate already has 48 Premier League games under his belt and recent displays are doing his chances of another shot no harm at all.

For a right-back, the Barnsley-born defender is averaging nearly three aerial challenges won per game, according to Who Scored.

He has also contributed three assists for the Baggies, highlighting that he isn’t afraid to get forward and help in attack.

Everton have been shockingly poor on occasions this season.

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A club that prides themselves on allowing youngsters a platform to play first-team football, they should seriously look at handing Holgate a reprieve next season.

Holgate earns £25k-a-week at Goodison Park, according to Spotrac, so it’s not as if he breaks the bank.

Not handing him another chance in blue next season would be a serious oversight on Marco Silva’s part.

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