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Darron Gibson Makes Return To Football With Championship Club

Darron Gibson Makes Return To Football With Championship Club

Darron Gibson was today unveiled as the latest signing of Championship club, Wigan Athletic.

Promoted from League One last season with former Sligo Rovers manager Paul Cook at the helm, Gibson will join the club "on a short-term contract" according to the club's official website.

Speaking of the club's latest acquisition, Cook was pleased to have recruited someone of Gibson's experience; "Darron is a talented footballer, who has played at the highest level and is a good addition to our squad."

Darron Gibson

Having previously represented Manchester United, Everton, Sunderland and the Republic of Ireland, Gibson's career took a downward turn when he was left with little option but to leave Sunderland last March.

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Involved in a car crash near the club's training ground a few weeks earlier, Gibson was found to have been drinking prior to the accident.

However, in seeking to return to competitive football, one can be hopeful that this latest move signals a positive turn for Darron Gibson, and Wigan Athletic.

 

Wigan will kick-off their Championship season with a home tie against Sheffield Wednesday. Having been out of club football for the past number of months, it is not clear whether Gibson will be match-ready just yet.

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