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Rodwell unsure of long-term Everton position

Jack Rodwell is unsure where he will be playing for Everton this season.

Everton lost the first match of their tour of Canada and the US, going down 1-0 to River Plate in Edmonton.

The match saw teenager Rodwell play his first pre-season match, having been given extra time off after appearing in the European Championships for England Under-21s.

Rodwell played in central midfield, despite suggestions that he would soon operate in central defence, with Phil Jagielka not expected back to fitness following his knee injury until November.

Rodwell said: "I am not sure where I will be playing this season. I started for the first team in midfield last season and played most of my games there, so maybe it will be the same again - I am not really sure.

"I have had a few days' training now and it has been hard getting back into it. It is about getting back to a good level of fitness and I managed to play the full 90 minutes.

"I was pleased to get my first game behind me and hope to play on Wednesday. The MLS have some really good players playing and it will be tough."

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