Everton's Luke Garbutt joins Cheltenham Town on loan

Luke Garbutt
Garbutt can play at left-back, central defence or in midfield

Cheltenham have signed Everton defender Luke Garbutt on a month-long loan deal.

The 18-year-old England Under-19 international came through Leeds' academy and joined the Blues in 2009 for a tribunal-set fee of £600,000.

Garbutt has been a regular in Everton's reserve squad but has yet to make his first-team debut.

"This can give me experience and anything which helps my personal development is in my best interests," he told BBC Gloucestershire.

"They [Everton] told me to play my football, listen to the gaffer, keep progressing as a footballer and keep learning.

"Hopefully this will get me on the way to pushing into their team."

Garbutt will be available for selection for Cheltenham's trip to Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

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