Coleman's mustard, so what will Everton do with Jonjoe Kenny ?

Seamus Coleman of Everton gets in a tangle with Leroy Sane of Manchester City as they battle for possesion during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison...

Seamus Coleman hit the ground running upon returning from his lengthy injury layoff, and it could halt Jonjoe Kenny's development.

Seamus Coleman of Everton comes out for the start of the  Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on January 31, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton right-back Seamus Coleman suffered a double fracture during a World Cup qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Wales last March, prematurely and abruptly ending his season.

The 29-year-old finally returned to first-team action in January after spending 10 months recovering, and has since played six of the Toffees' last eight Premier League games.

In Coleman's absence, Everton trusted academy graduate and youth team starlet Jonjoe Kenny with the huge responsibility of filling his boots. The 21-year-old started 17 Premier League games, and came off the bench twice.

Jonjoe Kenny of Everton arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Watford and Everton at Vicarage Road on February 24, 2018 in Watford, England.

Kenny, however, hasn't featured in Everton's last four games, with Coleman now back as a mainstay in the starting lineup.

While Kenny could still get a look-in towards the end of the season, he's currently back to the bench on a seemingly permanent basis, and with Everton unlikely to be playing in Europe next season, there will be even fewer opportunities for the youngster going forward.

Jonjoe Kenny of Everton is challenged by Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2018 in...

A loan move to the Championship could do Kenny a lot of good next season. But here's the dilemma: Everton may well not want to agree to that. Kenny is clearly a valued squad player, and looks to be the perfect long-term successor for Coleman, who is 8 years his senior.

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