By Pranav Shahaney

9th Sep, 2021 | 6:10pm

Ben Godfrey returns to Everton training ahead of Burnley game

Everton will have Ben Godfrey’s services to rely on as he has returned to training ahead of the Burnley game this weekend, claims Liverpool Echo’s Connor O’Neill.

The English defender is yet to play a minute of professional football this season under Rafa Benitez, but could be thrown into the starting eleven given Seamus Coleman’s injury.

He had travelled with the squad previously, but has now been training and is in contention to be picked for Monday’s game.

Should be starting

There is no fixed return date or a clearer understanding into the severity of Coleman’s hamstring injury, but there’s a good chance he won’t be playing this game.

The only like for like option the club has is to field Jonjoe Kenny in place of their long-serving captain.

However, Kenny hasn’t impressed there and there could be a chance Godfrey is deployed there, having played as a right-back under Carlo Ancelotti.

The former Toffees boss was a huge fan of the 23-year-old and even labelled him “fantastic” back in February. [Independent]

Mason Holgate could also play at right-back, but Godfrey seems to be the better there.

It remains to be seen what Benitez goes for as he’ll have a few days to assess his options before making a decision.

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