Despite there being an apparent lack of competition for places in Everton's left-back position for the first team, fans won't be seeing Luke Garbutt any time soon.
Garbutt can't play for the first team until January — because he wasn't registered for the Everton squad in any competition.
Usually, players from the U23s side wouldn't have a problem with progressing into the first team when they impress, due to the fact that they are below 23 years of age and within the FA's guidelines.
However, with Garbutt being 24-years-old, he needed to be registered before the campaign started - and missed out on both the Europa League and the Premier League squads for at least the first half of this season.
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