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Garbutt: Looking Forward To Getting Into The Team

2 October 2020

Blackpool defender Luke Garbutt insists he is determined to move the club in the right direction, with the recent summer arrival raring to go under Neil Critchley.

The 27-year-old, who joined on a 12 month deal from Everton last month, is determined to get back on the pitch and prove his worth for the Seasiders throughout the 20/21 season.

Garbutt spent last season on-loan at League One counterparts Ipswich Town, enjoying a successful season at Portman Road, before joining Blackpool in September.

Reflecting on his time since his arrival at the Club, Garbutt lavished praise on Neil Critchley and the squad, insisting the team are continuing to learn as a group.

“I was really pleased to get something sorted and eventually sign for Blackpool. The Club is very forward thinking and looking to progress over the coming years, so I like what they had to say.

“I like what the gaffer had to say about his aspirations for the football club moving forward and it was something I wanted to be a part of.

“There’s a very talented bunch of players here. It’s a young, hungry group that wants to do well. I think we’re still a team that’s in transition, trying to find the right personnel and the right way to gel together collectively.”

After featuring in a behind-closed doors against Preston North End earlier this week, the summer signing admits he is looking forward to playing in Tangerine and pushing towards the squad's objectives this campaign.

“I’m looking forward to getting back match fit and getting into the team,” Garbutt said.

“I’ll be giving 100% for the team as always. I’m energetic and like to get forward, hopefully I can provide a few goals and assists for the team too.

“The manager is bringing his philosophy to us, how he wants to play and the players are understanding that more and more every day. Hopefully that will stand us in good stead going forward, by playing good football and winning games throughout the season.

“It’s still early days, but the signs are good and hopefully we can push on and look to achieve our ambitions as the season progresses.”

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