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Everton News: Holgate happy to play anywhere; Kenny urges kids to take Europa League chance

Everton defender Mason Holgate is happy to play anywhere when given the chance.

The defender hasn't featured much under David Unsworth in the caretaker manager's five games in charge of the club so far, but has made nine appearances in all competitions.

"I have always watched a lot of football and still do now," Holgate told the club's official website .

“I look at people in my position, and have always studied players in similar positions to me. I try to pick up and learn things from them.

“Whichever game is on, I will watch what the players in my position do – see the good things, and also pick out what I think has not worked, then apply that information myself.

“I think it is good for me to experience playing in different positions. I am happy to play anywhere, as long as I am playing, and it helps me develop my understanding of the game.

“Whichever position I end up in, this experience will help me a lot, because I am seeing what is expected from the other players on the pitch."

Meanwhile, fellow defender Jonjoe Kenny says their Europa League tie with Atalanta is a great chance for the club's young players.

Kenny stated, “It (the Atalanta match) is a massive opportunity for the young lads to perform, we are looking to the next game after this, trying to stay in the team and put in a performance again.

“The players have one job. That is to perform in every game you play. We are playing for Everton, so every game that comes around, we have to put in a good shift and try to make sure we win.

“For any young lad coming through, they always have a chance. If you are good enough you will get your chance.

“You learn you have to be patient. Things do not happen as quickly as you want them to, so you have to keep working hard, then, hopefully your chance comes – and when it does you have to take it."

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