Everton prospect Garbutt delighted with personal progress

Everton youngster Luke Garbutt is pleased with his progress in the U21s.

Everton youngster Luke Garbutt is pleased with his progress in the U21s.

After making his first-team debut in August’s Capital One Cup victory over Leyton Orient, hamstring and ankle trouble put the 19-year-old out of action until the New Year.

"It's been steady since I came back and I still think there's more improvement to come from myself,” Garbutt told evertonfc.com. “I haven't really had back-to-back injuries before but, coming back, I'm getting the games, feeling stronger and getting more match fit.

"I think I improved with the Chelsea game on Monday especially. I just need to play more games, find some form and you never know what can happen between now and the end of the season.

"I've had a few shouts at going out on loan, but my coaches didn't want me to due to my injuries. I've just got to keep working hard in training with Taff [Andy Holden], Stubbsy and David Weir to build my game and we’ll see from there."

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