Former Premier League footballer Darron Gibson whose played for Manchester United, Everton, Sunderland and Wigan has signed for Salford City on a short-term loan.
He has been training with the club in recent weeks and initially Salford had no plans to offer him a contract but a change of heart sees Gibson back at a club after being released by Wigan in the summer.
? "I'm looking forward to the challenge"
— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) February 6, 2020
It comes at the end of an extremely busy winter window for the Ammies; who signed another former Manchester United player James Wilson from Aberdeen, Ash Eastham from Fleetwood Town, Ash Hunter on loan from Fleetwood Town, George Tanner on loan from Manchester United, Michael O’Connor on loan from Lincoln City, Bruno Andrade from Lincoln City and Tom Elliot from Millwall.
The reaction on Twitter has largely been positive but also shocked by Salford’s signing and here’s a look at what some people have said.
Salford are amazing lol! Darron Gibson, James Wilson and Rooney…… (Adam) reckon ex united footballers own them?
— Tom Du Faur (@TomJDufaur) February 6, 2020
What? THE Darron Gibson?
— mike boardman (@redboardie) February 6, 2020
Just came across the news that Darron Gibson has signed for Salford pic.twitter.com/Q3RoOeK31O
— Kevin Higgins (@Kevinhiggins94) February 6, 2020
With his quality and experience Gibson’s signing completes a successful transfer window for Salford City as they look to continue their impressive form and push into the play-off positions before the end of the season.