We may only be two games into pre-season, but one player to have grasped his opportunity of first team football is Luke Garbutt. The 20-year-old left back has seized the chance presented by Leighton Baines' extended World Cup rest and Bryan Oviedo's continued rehabilitation, to impress Roberto Martinez and the watching Evertonians and the England … Continue reading Garbutt seizing his opportunity
The number of young Everton players out on loan at other clubs is expected to reach seven today, with 18-year-old striker, Chris Long set for a temporary move to MK Dons. Long will join Shane Duffy and fellow u21 teammates John Lundstram, Luke Garbutt, Francisco Junior, Hallam Hope and Matthew Pennington out on loan, with … Continue reading Seven loanees signals change of opinion
Three young Everton players out on loan and looking to gain experience are making a positive impact as they look to boost their future prospects of a career at Goodison Park. Shane Duffy (21), John Lundstram (19) both at Yeovil and Luke Garbutt (20) at Colchester are all having a significant impact at their temporary clubs, producing … Continue reading Lundstram, Garbutt and Duffy impressing on loan
On his appointment as Manager, Roberto Martinez indicated that the strength of the Everton Academy was one of the main factors that attracted him to the job. With the likes of Wayne Rooney and Jack Rodwell, two of the more recent graduates, playing for the current best two teams in the country, the pedigree of … Continue reading Does the strength of the Everton Academy reduce the need to spend big?