Kevin Phillips claims Mason Holgate’s return from injury “could not have come at a better time” for Everton.
The former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that it will be a “big boost” to have the “fantastic” 24-year-old back after the disappointing loss at Southampton.
The centre-half established himself as one of the first names on the team-sheet at Goodison Park last season after a highly successful loan spell at West Brom in 2019.
Phillips suggested Holgate and recent England international Dominic Calvert-Lewin are the future of the Merseyside club.
“It is a massive boost to have him back because he is a fantastic young player,” he told Football Insider.