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The Football Hour interviews Luke Garbutt

Everton defender speaks to his long-time friend

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Luke Garbutt
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Everton left back Luke Garbutt is currently on loan with Wigan Athletic in the Championship, and has already made three appearances for the club. With Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo ahead of the youngster in the pecking chart, manager Ronald Koeman made the decision to send him out to get more playing time on a four-and-a-half-month loan with the Latics.

Garbutt has been lifelong friends with The Football Hour presenter Alex Mearns, who took the opportunity to speak to the player on a variety of subjects, including his teammates at the Toffees like Romelu Lukaku.

Among the snippets of information that Mearns gleaned from Garbutt are this gem about Rom, John Stones. Paul Pogba, Leighton Baines and more. The phone interview is a revealing look at the background lives of footballers, including his £600,000 move to Finch Farm and the pressure that put on him. .

The 23-year-old has made only twelve appearances over five years for the Everton senior side. Since then, he has been on loan at Cheltenham Town, Colchester United and Fulham. Garbutt also has 53 total appearances for the England youth sides, from the Under-16 to the Under-21 level.