Alex Mott

Consistency the key as Mason Holgate nails down Everton place

Mason Holgate believes that improved consistency is what has turned his Everton career around after an indifferent start to life with the Blues.

Holgate has been virtually ever-present for Marco Silva’s side this term but that hasn’t always been the case for the 23-year-old.

The versatile defender spent the first part of this year on loan at West Brom but has since become something of a lynchpin for the Merseyside outfit.

And the England youth international has revealed that improving his base level has helped.

“The main thing [which improved] was my consistency,” said Holgate.

“Before, I would be unbelievable in one session, then the next one I might as well have not been there.

“Now there is a consistent base. Some sessions will always be better than others but there is a minimum level.

“And my physicality has improved.”