Everton boss Sean Dyche will be hoping that 23-year-old left-back Vitalii Mykolenko will be fit to face Wolves this weekend after missing the Manchester City game last week.

The Ukrainian international, who arrived at Goodison Park from Dynamo Kyiv in January 2022 in a deal thought to be worth around £17m, was unavailable for the City clash, picking up an injury on the eve of the game.

The versatile Mason Holgate filled in at left-back for the Blues but had a shocker of a performance and was eventually withdrawn on 56 minutes.

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Indeed, it is not the first testing afternoon that Holgate has had in an Everton shirt of late, receiving a red card at Selhurst Park last month in his first start under Sean Dyche.

Filling in at right-back on that occasion, Holgate picked up two bookings against Crystal Palace and was sent for an early bath.

Everton need Mykolenko return as unity will be key in PL survival fight

Everton require composure going into the penultimate game of the season and Holgate’s rash and erratic displays would be a concern should Dyche be forced to start him.

Wolves have already guaranteed Premier League safety and have nothing of note to play for, while the Toffees must get three points on the board.

The trip to Molyneux provides Sean Dyche’s side with an opportunity that they must grasp, and the Everton boss will be hoping that Mykolenko will be available for selection.

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Meanwhile, Conor Coady, who came on for Holgate against Manchester City as Dyche reverted to three at the back, will be absent from the squad this weekend as he is not eligible to play against his parent club.

Everton will also be sweating on the fitness of forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who was substituted at half-time against Manchester City with a tight groin, though there is no update yet on his availability.

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