Cheltenham Town keep Everton defender Luke Garbutt

Luke Garbutt

Cheltenham Town have extended the loan spell of Everton defender Luke Garbutt by a further five weeks.

Left-back Garbutt was due to return to Goodison Park after Tuesday's game with Torquay, but will now stay with the Robins until 20 March.

The 18-year-old first signed for the League Two leaders in October and has gone on to make 20 appearances, scoring twice in his last three games.

"Luke has been brilliant for us," boss Mark Yates told the club website.

"I'd like to thank Everton for allowing him to stay with us for a while longer and I know why are happy with his development.

"He is gaining valuable experience here and we are benefiting because of that."

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