Everton fans react on Twitter to Mason Holgate's under-21 performance

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Everton fans got their first look at Mason Holgate last night.

Everton fans got their first glimpse at new signing Mason Holgate last night, in the club's under-21 clash against rivals Liverpool.

Holgate signed from League One side Barnsley earlier this month, following in the footsteps of John Stones.

The teenage defender broke into the Barnsley first team last season and has real potential, but suffered a shaky start in the Merseyside mini-derby.

He gave away a penalty for a foul on Harry Wilson as Liverpool raced into a lead, but was much improved afterwards, as Everton fought back to claim an unlikely 3-3 draw.

Liverpool had been 3-0 up but three second half goals including two in the last five minutes saw the Toffees take a share of the spoils.

Versatile enough to play at centre-back and right-back, Holgate looks to be a real asset for Everton at under-21 level, as he continues his development, aiming to crack the first team.

The reviews from Everton fans were absolutely glowing, with comparisons in style to Stones already raised.

Here is a look at the reaction via Twitter to his performance...

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