I do wonder if we might see Garbutt get some game time in Europa and then if impresses, starts getting more game time. Baines movement, passing, quality on the ball is still light years ahead of our other full backs. But he has no space, no help and he's never had much pace or stamina.
Premier Leahgue football has become more about a central column, with athletes for full backs linking play and working as a winger. The difference the full backs have made to City, shows how important they are becoming in the modern game. This for obvious reasons doesn't suit Baines, in terms of him not being able to defend or attack with the same effect.
Struggling to think of another team in the league, that look to a left back to be a main creative force, when they don't really pin teams back.