Sunderland flop Darron Gibson training with League Two side as he seeks a career lifeline

Former Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson is currently training with League Two side Salford City - as he looks to kick-start his faltering career.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 4:45 pm

The 32-year-old was released by Wigan Athletic in the summer and is yet to find a new club.

And while he has been handed the chance to train with the Ammies – who are currently perched in mid-table in their first season in the EFL – the Manchester Evening News claim that Graham Alexander has no plans to offer the midfielder a contract.

Gibson was signed for the Black Cats by David Moyes in 2017, but was released a year later in the club’s ill-fated Championship campaign.

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He then spent just a season with Wigan before being released alongside ex-Sunderland teammates Callum McManaman and James Vaughan.

Meanwhile, Shrewsbury Town are the latest side to be credited with an interest in Sunderland striker Will Grigg.

The Northern Irish international is out of favour at the Stadium of Light and was dropped from Phil Parkinson’s squad for the trip to MK Dons last weekend.

And while the Black Cats’ boss is reluctant to lose the striker this month, the Sun claim that both the Shrews and Salford City are keen on a loan move for Grigg.

Speaking yesterday about the striker’s future, Parkinson said: “If as the window goes on and someone falls down the pecking order even more and we feel there’s a right move for us and them then we’ll consider it.

“At the moment we want to keep everyone who is here.”