Garbutt’s goal remains to play for Everton
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Colchester United loanee Luke Garbutt’s No. 1 goal is to one day play regularly for Everton’s first team.
Left-back Garbutt, who signed a one-month extension to his loan deal from Everton last Friday, delivered a man of the match performance in Saturday’s 1-1 home draw against Walsall.
“It’s nice to know that Everton are monitoring my progress and keeping an eye out for me,” explained Garbutt.
“This (loan deal) is a development in my career, and hopefully one day I want to be playing in Everton’s first team. That’s my number one objective.
“But for now, whatever I can do to help Colchester United is in my best interests, as well as theirs,” added Garbutt.
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The 20-year-old has so far played five games for the U’s, and has already been struck by the tightness of League One.
“It’s very tight in League One,” insisted Garbutt.
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“There’s not much between a lot of the teams.
“You go back to Wolves (3-0 defeat) the previous Saturday. Looking at the game overall, with the exception of their front two, they are two very even teams.
“Then today (against Walsall), it’s very similar again. It’s a wonder strike (Andy Taylor’s 96th minute free-kick) that made it a big disappointment.”
Garbutt has so far made just one senior appearance for Everton, as a substitute in a League Cup tie against Leyton Orient.