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Garbutt training with senior England side

Young full-back makes temporary step-up from U21s.

Jan Kruger

Everton left-back Luke Garbutt spent Tuesday morning with the England senior squad as they begin their preparations for their European qualifier against San Marino on Thursday.

Garbutt, who has seven under-21 caps but has never received a senior call-up, was asked to join in the training session by manager Roy Hodgson along with Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles.

Garbutt was already at England's St George's Park training base as he is part of the under-21 squad that is set to take on Croatia in a two-legged play-off for a place at the European Championships next summer.

Both players took part in a full training session in alongside the likes of Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka and Wayne Rooney in front of the world's media.

They are unlikely to be considered for a full cap just yet, but their temporary call-up shows they are in the thoughts of Hodgson and his coaching team.

It caps an encouraging few months for the 21-year-old Garbutt, who made his Everton and England Under-21 debuts last May before making his first Toffees start against Swansea in the Capital One Cup last month.

If he maintains his current progress then the former Leeds youngster could well be a natural successor to Leighton Baines both at club and international level.