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Darron Gibson Signs One-Year Contract At League Two Club

Darron Gibson Signs One-Year Contract At League Two Club

Darron Gibson has signed a one-year contract at Salford City, extending his stay at the League Two side after playing for them four times before the coronavirus pandemic.

The former Manchester United midfielder signed for the club in February of this year, having been out of the game since leaving Wigan at the end of the 2018/19 season.

He would go on to make a hand-full of appearances before covid-19 cut Salford's season short after missing out on the play-offs.

His short time at the team owned by the 'class of 92' member was enough to convince manager Graham Alexander to hand the 32-year old a new deal, as he explained to the club's official website:

We saw what Darron is capable of in only a handful of games towards the end of last season and we just felt he was getting into some good momentum when the break happened.

After having a conversation with him, I explained the situation at the time that I wanted to re-engage him but we had to wait until we got through the break.

We know what he is capable of as a player and we are delighted to have him on board for another year to see his impact on the team; his quality and experience is invaluable not just in the senior squad, but for the younger players too.

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Salford City will get their campaign underway on September 5th with a League Cup game against Rotherham, opening the league season a week later against Exeter City.

While Gibson has struggled to find his form in recent years, you would imagine he would be a valuable contributor at this level should he maintain his fitness. He registered two assists in his only three League Two appearances for the side and they will be hoping that sort of form over a full season.

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Gary Connaughton

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