The Republic of Ireland midfielder has not featured for the Blues since limping off during a 2-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion in early September. His thigh strain was complicated with tendon problems which have seen him miss eight games, but the former Manchester United man is now in contention for a first-team return against Norwich on Saturday.
Gibson played 63 minutes as Alan Stubbs’s side were held to a scoreless draw at Goodison yesterday, and his return gives Moyes some positive injury news, after captain Phil Neville was ruled out for up to eight weeks after undergoing surgery on a knee problem. Neville, 35, underwent the procedure on Friday and although his absence is a blow, he took to his Twitter page to insist he could return in less than two months. Related stories From around the web Related Tags