Everton should Luke Garbutt another chance in their first-team

Luke Garbutt of Everton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on March 1, 2015 in London, England.

Everton defender Luke Garbutt has not featured for the Merseyside outfit since way back in 2015.

Leighton Baines of Everton gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Leighton Baines' woeful form for Everton may mean that recalling Luke Garbutt to the first-team is Ronald Koeman’s best option.

Baines has looked totally off the pace this season, with his advancing years seemingly catching up with him.

Baines is now 32-years-old, and seems to have lost a yard of pace - which makes him very vulnerable defensively.

Garbutt, meanwhile, has only just started making his comeback at Everton, but he has shown some promising signs in his performances for the under-23’s.

Luke Garbutt of Everton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on March 1, 2015 in London, England.

Garbutt has never really developed into the prospect that many Everton supporters hoped he would, when he burst on to the scene as a youngster.

But with Everton’s options so short at left-back, giving Garbutt a chance could be an inspired choice.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa and Luke Garbutt of Wigan Athletic in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on December 10, 2016 in...

Garbutt would have a serious point to prove if he was included back in Everton’s team, and there would be no questions over his pace.

With Everton needing an injection of energy, Garbutt could provide that down the left-hand side, and it may be time for Koeman to bring him in from the cold.

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