Summer signing has played three positions already and impressed in all of them
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Godfrey coping well despite playing various positions already

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Ben Godfrey was brought to Everton on transfer deadline day, primarily to add depth at centre half.

The Toffees have had injuries at centre half in recent seasons, and a deputy was a wise acquisition.

As it turns out, Godfrey got his debut at right back in the Merseyside derby, coming on for Seamus Coleman.

He has also played centre half in a back four and a back five, before filling in at left back against Burnley on Saturday.

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Godfrey struggled slightly in the 2-0 loss at Southampton when he played at right back.

The onus was on him to provide the width with James Rodriguez going inside, and he wasn’t completely comfortable.

But apart from that he has been impressive and that shouldn’t go unnoticed in the circumstances.

He’s come in without a pre-season, in October, and played in three different positions.

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That’s not easy for anybody to deal with but Godfrey has shown his quality already.

It’s also testament to his selflessness – he’s happy to play anywhere as long as it helps the team.

That’s exactly what Carlo Ancelotti will want from his squad and Godfrey may yet be asked to fill in at full back more often yet, with Coleman and Lucas Digne out.

We won’t see the very best of Godfrey until he gets a run of games at centre half, but in the meantime, he’s still impressing in a different way, and deserves credit.

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