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Garbutt to Be Confirmed Ahead of Interwetten Cup
Thursday, 11th Jul 2019 17:57

Luke Garbutt’s season-long loan from Everton is expected to be confirmed either tomorrow or Saturday, TWTD understands. As revealed earlier, the Blues are closing in on adding the 26-year-old to their squad for their 2019/20 League One campaign.

Once the deal is confirmed Garbutt will join up with his new team-mates in Germany and seems likely to make his first appearance in a Town shirt in one of the 45-minute games at the Interwetten Cup in Meppen on Sunday.

The Blues have been in the market for a left-back this summer with Jonas Knudsen having departed at the end of last season.

Myles Kenlock was the only other established left-sided full-back, although Tristan Nydam, primarily a central midfielder, can play that role and filled in during the second half at Paderborn on Saturday.

Garbutt joined Everton’s youth set-up from Leeds in 2009 but has made only eight starts - three in the Premier League - and four sub appearances - two in the top flight - for the Toffeemen.

However, the 5ft 10in tall Harrogate-born left-back has gained plenty of senior experience while out on loan at Cheltenham, Colchester, Fulham, Wigan and Oxford United, where he spent the whole of last season and latterly impressed in a left wing role, another position where the Blues are looking to add strength this summer.

Contracted to Everton until the summer of 2020, Garbutt has also won England caps at U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 levels.

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wkj added 18:03 - Jul 11
Bit of competition in a weak area, let's hope he shines and who knows what the future brings.

If the Eadt story about murph has some weight to it, and dare I say further strengthening of the back line, I'd be confident for the new season.

shouldistayorcounago added 18:08 - Jul 11
Accidental downvote wkj; well said that man 👏🏻

herfie added 18:10 - Jul 11
Nothing negative about this! Hopefully adds strength and experience to the squad and, hopefully, a bit of quality and competition. Fits exactly the type of business ME/PL have flagged up as being the norm.

mrmorisato added 18:25 - Jul 11
First of many then is it Marcus? Wont buy, but will spend money on loans is it Marcus?? Doesn't seem Lambert knows what you want Marcus!? You can spend money alright Marcus can't you!!!

Down arrow all you want peeps - I dont give a S***!!!!


miltonsnephew added 18:25 - Jul 11
I think good business, good age and experience.
Could get him on a free next season if he does well.

TimmyH added 18:32 - Jul 11
Not for me...personally prefer Kenlock to get some consistent games under his belt, anyway I feel he should be a competent league one left back without having a Premier league clubs touring loanee breathing down his neck (might even start before Myles) and I thought many were looking forward to playing our own/youth players coming through?

Other areas in my opinion need to be addressed rather the LB - how about a CB to pressurise Luke Chambers or the weaker right back position?...

Northstandveteran added 18:41 - Jul 11
Up voted you Timmy.
You've had a tough day with the down votes.
Disagree with you though 😂

robmonkey007 added 18:47 - Jul 11
When you're dead, you dont know you're dead but everyone around you feels the pain. Its exactly the same with stupid people.....
Unfortunately we have to endure their stupid posts with Evan's out ...... it's a painful record they keep spinning but have no alternatives and no idea about what's going on. Very painful!!!!

unknown100 added 18:48 - Jul 11
I was starting to get a bit concerned but think he has a real game plan, competition for goalies, Norwood was a very good signing and now a decent left back, think he is really thinking about his signings and not just getting people in to please the fans

Fozrat70 added 18:49 - Jul 11
Mrmoriato if you remember PL did say if he was going to get loans in it would only be one or two and so far as I can see we have only signed one. I don't think any team in any league other than those at the top of the prem ever go through a season with out loans. It would be nice I feel you could come on the site and not just moan but we can live in hope I suppose

bluearmy78 added 19:11 - Jul 11
Potentially could see Garbutt being used as a left back/ left wing, played left wing at Oxford last season. COYB

FromIpswichToPhoenix added 19:15 - Jul 11
If our former injured players can stay fit, we have a pretty damn good team. I'm excited for this season.

TimmyH added 19:16 - Jul 11
NSV - haha! a sympathy vote, but I'll follow my gut reaction and that is of a journeyman Premier league loan in not our weakest area. I'd rather see some consistency of starting of our younger players now we have dropped to the third tier. On paper (if all fit) our potential starting line doesn't look that bad and if we were to have loans (which I'm against) - left wing, right back and central defence are our current areas which need attending.

ITID93 added 19:18 - Jul 11
I don't know why people are hating on the situation, we've had 1 game so far against a top flight German side and of which the likes of Norwood and judge weren't involved. I know we've had rotten luck these past few seasons which doesn't do well for fan morale, especially when we don't have a transfer budget. It's going to be a tough season, we all know it, but it should be one to get excited about and if this guy can add a bit more depth to LB or LW then I'm all the more for it. His contact is up in a year and if he performs well then we could get him in on a free. Here's to a new season in a new league looking for new beginnings. Up the town.

IPSWICHMOUSE added 19:28 - Jul 11
Good addition in my opinion.....Has played Prem football & been brought up through the England ranks....He cant be bad at all can he , surely.?? COYB...ITID..

Skip73 added 19:43 - Jul 11
TimmyH, if the mighty Kenlock gets injured who have we got? And you say it isn't a weak area!

mojo added 19:45 - Jul 11
I have a feeling he will primarily be used as a left winger amd it seems we turned our attention to him once the Mayor deal fell through?

TractorRoyNo1 added 19:50 - Jul 11
Nothing wrong with 1 or 2 loans Mings helped Villa get promoted and has now got himself a move to a "proper" club.

Wonky added 20:08 - Jul 11
Welcome to town Garburs good luck.

budgieplucker added 20:08 - Jul 11
A player who has seriously lost his way and in his last year of a 5 year deal at Everton where now at 26 he is unlikely to be offered a new contract at the Toffees. However, showed lots of early promise at Everton and England youth teams despite very few first team premiership appearances and has been wandering round the loan circuit for much of his professional life.

However, has a very good left foot delivery especially from set pieces and not immune from turning up with the odd goal now and again and a fair few assists under his belt. Once seen as a serious challenger to Leighton Baines, but his defending gradually came in for criticism. Karl Robinson at Oxford reinvented him as a left winger and he had an excellent spell last season after being converted. Oxford fans hoping he would return and join the Div 1 outfit.

If PL sees him as a project and thinks he can turn him around then we could have a very good player at this level with a pedigree to step up if his confidence can be built stronger.

TimmyH added 20:09 - Jul 11
Skip73 - who have we got at right back? an even weaker area...personally would slip Skuse in there where he played for Bristol as their captain but that would make too much sense. You say 'mighty' rather sarcastically but you could say that about a few other players in other positions...

Taricco_Fan added 20:21 - Jul 11
A sensible addition given his ability to play anywhere on the left flank.

ArnieM added 20:54 - Jul 11
Ooooooh goody , positivity abounds as usual on TWTD !

brittaniaman added 21:00 - Jul 11
If he is as good as Peninington then I think we will be all happy.

planetblue_2011 added 21:16 - Jul 11
Seems a decent enough signing for the season.
Comes from a premiership side so can’t be that bad. We do need another left sided player.
Striker next & should just about do it for now. We will have a pretty good squad to take into the new season, get Huws & Sears back & we should do the business.

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