Darron Gibson Training With Salford City In Bid To Restart Career

Irish international midfielder Darron Gibson is training with League Two club Salford City in a bid to keep his fitness up as he searches for his next move.

Gibson has been without a club since departing Wigan Athletic during the summer and the Manchester Evening News are reporting that he is training with the Class of 92-owned club.

Salford are not expected to offer Gibson a contract, instead allowing him to build up his fitness as he looks to reignite his career.

The 32-year-old made 18 appearances in the Championship for Wigan last season and had spent two campaigns at Sunderland previous to that but left the club in March 2018 following a drink-driving conviction.

Gibson began his career with Manchester United making 60 appearances for the club scoring in a Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich in 2010 and a semi-final against Schalke the following year.

After leaving Old Trafford in 2012 he signed for Everton but his career his a snag following a cruciate knee ligament injury suffered while on international duty with Ireland in October 2013.

Gibson also won 27 caps for Ireland throughout his career scoring one goal in the 2011 Nations Cup game against Wales with the midfielder’s last cap coming in a loss to Belarus in 2016.

Salford City, who currently sit 12th in League Two, are owned by David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Phil Neville. Salford already have two Irish players on their books – Adam Rooney and Richie Towell.

Gibson played with four of Salford’s co-owners during his time at Old Trafford, in Gary and Phil Neville, Giggs and Scholes, while Beckham and Butt had left just before Gibson’s arrival at the club.

Gibson will be hoping that he can return to full fitness while training with the League Two club as he looks to bounce back from a difficult few years in football.

Oisin McQueirns

Oisin McQueirns is a digital journalist at Pundit Arena. Massive fan of Leeds United, Ric Flair and Trusting The Process. Contact him here oisin@punditarena.com

Published by

Recent Posts

“If Something Is Sinister, Blow It. Don’t Go Making Any Changes”

While Gaelic football has fallen foul to a number of rule changes over the past decade, hurling has remained generally… Read More

7 hours ago

Allianz Leagues: Clare Remain Unbeaten While Cavan Jump Six Spots

Storm Dennis may have wreaked havoc across the country but there was still plenty of points up for grabs as… Read More

8 hours ago

How Would The Ireland Squad Look For Euro 2020 Playoff If Selected Today?

We are just over a month away from the crucial Euro 2020 playoff against Slovakia in Bratislava, with Mick McCarthy's… Read More

9 hours ago

Stephen Kenny Will Reportedly Take Charge Of June Friendlies If Ireland Don’t Qualify For Euro 2020

Mick McCarthy will "voluntarily step aside" from his position as Republic of Ireland manager before his contract expires if the… Read More

11 hours ago

Storm Dennis Wreaks Havoc On GAA Fixture List

Another week, another storm as Dennis wreaks havoc up and down the nation.  On Saturday, it was the opening weekend… Read More

12 hours ago

QUIZ: Name Galway Side Who Dismantled Tipperary In 2017 League Final

All-Ireland champions Tipperary travel to Pearse Stadium on Sunday for a must-win Allianz League clash against Galway. Liam Sheedy's side… Read More

15 hours ago