December 31, 2018 / 5:15 PM / 6 months ago

Everton's Holgate seals West Brom loan switch

Soccer Football - Europa League - Everton vs Apollon Limassol - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - September 28, 2017 Everton's Mason Holgate applauds fans after the match Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

(Reuters) - Everton defender Mason Holgate will join Championship (second tier) side West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season when the transfer window reopens on Tuesday, the Premier League side announced on Monday.

The versatile 22-year-old can play as a centre back or a right back but has managed only five league appearances this season, with Yerry Mina and Kurt Zouma ahead of him in the pecking order at 10th-placed Everton.

Holgate, who has 48 senior appearances for Everton since he signed from Barnsley in 2015, is unavailable for West Brom’s league clash at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday but could make his debut in their FA Cup game against Wigan Athletic on Jan. 5.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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