Everton's Mason Holgate set to join West Bromwich Albion on loan

Everton defender Mason Holgate will join Championship 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.