After a serious knee injury last season, the Ivorian well and truly put over 12 months of rehabilitation and recovery behind him by converting a cross from Seamus Coleman in a fast-flowing Blues move on five minutes.
And Garbutt told evertontv: "It's smashing for him personally to get the goal. A lot of players would have wilted with what he has gone through, but he's stuck at it, been mentally strong and getting goals like that will help his confidence.
"It was really well-worked. It was the old 'us', back to what we were like last season. I think we've shown it in patches this season, but its all about consistency. In the first half we played some good stuff, but I think we can all hold our hands up and say their first goal was a sloppy one to concede."