Former Manchester United, Everton and Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson has revealed that he’s finally enjoying his football again – and he would be delighted to stay at Wigan Athletic for the rest of this career.

Irish midfielder Darron Gibson joined Championship side Wigan Athletic early on in August this summer, after his contract at League One side Sunderland was terminated by mutual consent.

He made his debut for the Latics in a 3-2 win on the opening day against Sheffield Wednesday, but had to wait five matches before he returned to the lineup in a 2-0 loss to Brentford. The midfielder was sent off after 56 minutes in Wigan’s final game before the International break, losing 4-0 to lowly rivals Preston North End.

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Gibson has only been at Wigan for a matter of months, but has already settled into life under manager Paul Cook and with his new teammates. He spoke to the Wigan Post about how much he is enjoying his start to life at Wigan:

“Do you know what, it’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed my football as much as I have this year,” Gibson told the Wigan Post.

“The gaffer’s been brilliant with me, it’s a great set of lads, there’s no egos in the camp, everyone gets on with each other

“I’m here for a year initially, but I’d be delighted to stay here for longer…for the rest of my career, I’d be delighted.”

“Hopefully I can just get my head down, play a few games and the manager will look after me,” the midfielder added.

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“I’ve been enjoying my football again at Wigan, and it makes a really big difference going home at night, I can tell you that.”




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