Everton defender Mason Holgate has told the club’s official website that he feels his best position is at centre-back.

Holgate has been used at right-back and in central midfield as well since Carlo Ancelotti took over at Goodison Park.

According to Transfermarkt, it’s on the right of defence where Holgate has played most this season.

His versatility is a major asset, but Holgate says that is at the heart of defence that he feels most comfortable.

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“I am still a central defender, 100 per cent,” Holgate said. I have always had the ability to play different positions and that has helped me but I am not an out-and-out right-back.

“I am not like Seamus [Coleman], who can bomb on and cause problems in the attacking third – it is not my game and what I feel comfortable doing.

“But I am trying to learn and adapt and help the team – I am willing to sacrifice and play other positions.

“I am not going to be able to do it with the same ability I have at centre-back but that is part of sacrificing for the team and I am more than happy to do it.”

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Holgate has started 11 of Everton’s 14 league games since returning from injury in November.

He has worked well in tandem with Michael Keane and Ben Godfrey and all three will hope to be in the conversation around the England team when the next squad is announced.

Keane is the only one of the trio with caps to his name, which likely puts him higher up the pecking order.

But Godfrey and Holgate have huge potential and are learning from one of the very best managers in world football.

They’ll hope that leads to recognition from Gareth Southgate in the not too distant future.

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