Caldwell swoops for Toffee Garbutt

Wigan Athletic boss Gary Caldwell has moved to bolster his backline with the loan signing of Everton defender Luke Garbuttu

Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 5:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 7:49 pm
Luke Garbutt

Garbutt joins on loan, initially until January, although not in time to feature in Tuesday night’s Championship clash against Birmingham.

The 23-year-old from Harrogate is a very welcome addition, with Latics having been decimated in the full-back ranks this term.

Reece James (ankle), Andy Kellett (knee) and Kyle Knoyle (elbow) all picked up injuries in pre-season that will keep them out for several months.

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And earlier this week Caldwell confirmed Daniels will be out until mid-October at the earliest having been booked in for a knee operation.

Garbutt has represented England all the way through the junior ranks to Under-21 level.

He has made five appearances for the Everton first team, as well as spending time out on loan at Cheltenham, Colchester and Fulham.