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Everton FC midfielder Darron Gibson on the comeback trail

19 Nov 2012 07:48:00

Everton FC midfielder Darron Gibson on the comeback trail

Darron Gibson made his long-awaited Everton comeback from a thigh injury as Everton's U-21s drew with Reading.

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


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