Praise for Garbutt after England under-21 call-up

Impressive - Luke Garbutt made a big impact during his four-month loan spell with Colchester United from Everton. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO86650-15)

Impressive - Luke Garbutt made a big impact during his four-month loan spell with Colchester United from Everton. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO86650-15)

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Luke Garbutt has been praised by Colchester United manager Joe Dunne after the young left-back was called up to the England under-21 squad.

The Everton youngster is hoping to win his first under-21 cap for Gareth Southgate’s side after being called up for next Monday’s Euro qualifier with Wales, along with the forthcoming Toulon tournament.

Garbutt was hugely impressive in his four-month loan spell with the U’s, where he made 20 appearances and scored three goals.

Dunne said: “I hope Luke has a career at the very top of this game and he did very well for us.

“He’s a very enthusiastic young footballer who stayed back and did extra training every day, like practising his free-kicks.

“It’s an attitude that will take him to a very high level and we hope that’s the Premier League.”

See Thursday's Daily Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news.

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12:25am Fri 16 May 14

Boris says...

Luke Garbutt was our best player in this season just ended, without any shadow of doubt. If it hadn't been for an injury at his parent club, he would have stayed with us for another month or two. But in his short time witrh us, he undoubtedly helped ensure that we won some points that we would otherweise not have won. Without him, we would almost certainly have been relegated. if we had had him for a month or two longer, we would have been safe much earlier.
I wish Luke every success, with England U21s, with Everton, and in due course with the full England team.
Luke Garbutt was our best player in this season just ended, without any shadow of doubt. If it hadn't been for an injury at his parent club, he would have stayed with us for another month or two. But in his short time witrh us, he undoubtedly helped ensure that we won some points that we would otherweise not have won. Without him, we would almost certainly have been relegated. if we had had him for a month or two longer, we would have been safe much earlier. I wish Luke every success, with England U21s, with Everton, and in due course with the full England team. Boris
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6:20pm Tue 20 May 14

seikothrill says...

Watched the U21 match against Wales and LG did very well, so well in fact that during the first half the commentators sounded like they were having an **** with his every touch.

Shame no mention of his time and role he played at CUFC
Watched the U21 match against Wales and LG did very well, so well in fact that during the first half the commentators sounded like they were having an **** with his every touch. Shame no mention of his time and role he played at CUFC seikothrill
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