Garbutt Looking for a Club That Feels Like Home
Friday, 12th Jul 2019 17:20
New loan signing Luke Garbutt says he’s looking to put down roots at a club having been on plenty of loan spells in recent seasons and with his time at Everton appearing likely to come to an end next summer.
Garbutt, 26, has been at Goodison Park for a decade since joining them from the youth set-up at Leeds but has made only only eight starts - three in the Premier League - and four sub appearances - two in the top flight - for the Toffeemen.
The former England U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 international has spent loan spells at Cheltenham, Colchester, Fulham, Wigan and Oxford United and is now looking for somewhere to settle longer term with his Everton contract up next summer.
Garbutt, who is with Town for the season, says he spoke to ex-Blues loanees Matthew Pennington and Callum Connolly before signing on the dotted line at Portman Road.
“I spoke to Matty and Callum and they had nothing but good things to say about the club,” he told iFollow Ipswich.
“They said it was a really welcoming club, a welcoming set of lads and a good place to be at. I’m raring to go now and I’m excited to see what the season holds.
“I’ve had a few loans spells now and I am hoping to find a club that feels like home, where I feel settled and where I’m playing well.
“I want to be where I’m used to the set-up, the fans, the lads in the dressing room. That’s what I’m striving for really. I want to give my all for the shirt and hopefully find a base and a home.”
Garbutt is already out in Germany with his new team-mates and trained with the squad this afternoon. It’s likely the left-back or left midfielder will make his first appearance in a Town shirt at the Interwetten Cup in Meppen on Sunday.
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