Ipswich boss Paul Lambert raves about Everton loanee Luke Garbutt

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Luke Garbutt during an Everton FC training session at USM Finch Farm on March 6, 2018 in Halewood, England.

Ipswich Town signed Luke Garbutt on loan from Everton.

Ipswich Town's manager Paul Lambert  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Swansea City  at Portman Road on April 22, 2019 in Ipswich, England.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert believes Luke Garbutt has a fantastic delivery from wide areas and will be a big asset for the club following his move from Everton, East Anglian Daily Times report.

"I think he has an incredible left foot and he puts incredible balls into the box and his delivery is fantastic,” Lambert explained.

“Technically he's a gifted footballer and his set plays are excellent. His delivery from wide areas, whether it's left back or left wing is fabulous so he'll be an asset to us that's for sure."


Garbutt joined Ipswich from Everton on a season-long loan deal.

The 26-year-old came through the Everton youth ranks and has often been cited as a potential long-term replacement for Toffees left-back Leighton Baines.

Garbutt, however, has struggled to break through at Everton. He has made a total of five Premier League appearances, with his last outing in the top-flight coming in the 2014-15 campaign.

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.

Capable of playing at left-back or left wing, Garbutt has spent the past few seasons out on loan with the likes of Fulham, Wigan Athletic and League One club Oxford United.

Ipswich will be determined to make an immediate return to the Championship this season following their relegation into League One.

The Tractor Boys will see Garbutt as an ideal versatile addition. With his contract expiring at Goodison Park next summer, a decent campaign at Portman Road could see his move to Ipswich become permanent.

Luke Garbutt of Everton walks on to the field ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between Everton FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv on March 12, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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