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Sport Allardyce insists Garbutt can salvage his Everton career

00:05  12 january  2018
00:05  12 january  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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Samuel Allardyce (/ˈælərdaɪs/; born 19 October 1954) is an English football manager and former professional player, who left his post as manager at Premier League club Everton in May 2018.

Sam Allardyce insists Luke Garbutt can resurrect his Everton career .

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Everton boss Sam Allardyce has claimed that the door is not yet shut on Luke Garbutt resurrecting his Everton career.

The 24-year old left-back was once considering Leighton Baines’ successor when he first broke into Everton’s first-team, but several difficult loan spells later and Garbutt’s career with the Toffees’ is on a knife-edge.

However Allardyce says that he will use the time between now and the end of the transfer window – when revised squad lists must be submitted – to assess Garbutt.

Garbutt was left out of the Blues’ Premier League squad for the first half of the season, and is currently training with the club’s Under-23s.

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EVERTON defender Luke Garbutt has been told to find a new club by boss Sam Allardyce . Garbutt , 24, has two years left on his Goodison Park deal but it looks as though his career on Merseyside is coming to an end.

Everton Under-23 manager David Unsworth has told the Liverpool Echo that Luke Garbutt could be in line for a shock return to the first-team under Sam Allardyce . The 24-year-old was frozen out by former manager Ronald Koeman with his last Everton appearance coming way back in May 2015

Talking about Garbutt’s situation, Allardyce said;

“On my understanding he wasn’t included in the 25 man squad at the start of the season, he hasn’t been training with us for that period.”

“My first assessment of the team has to be of that first 25 players selected in that squad and trying to get down to all the other professionals at the club.”

“So that process is still ongoing because of all the games we’ve played over Christmas. We have until the end of January to look at players who haven’t been named in that squad and find whether they have the desire or determination to show myself and the coaching staff that they are, one, willing to fight to get in the squad and, two, maybe for a chance in the first-team.”

Allardyce is said to be targeting a left-sided defender this month, where he is exceptionally light. Leighton Baines is the only senior left-back in the squad, with usual right-back Cuco Martina filling in with the former out injured.

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