Liam Gibson has completed his loan move to Grimsby where he’ll take the number three black and white striped shirt for the Mariners. The loan deal is just until January as the youngster gets some first-team football under his belt.
This is the tweet Newcastle United have sent out about Liam.
Newcastle United defender Liam Gibson has joined @officialgtfc on loan until January 2020. Good luck, Liam!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 16, 2019
Here is the announcement from Grimsby Town FC.
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Grimsby Town Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of @NUFC left-back, Liam Gibson on loan until January.
— Grimsby Town FC (@officialgtfc) July 16, 2019
Though he has reached the age of twenty-two and is only going to a League 2 side, the club still have a bit of hope for the Durham born youngster.
He has suffered through two illnesses that have delayed his development and Newcastle still thought enough of him to extend his contract.
He is also the older brother of Lewis Gibson who infamously left the club to join Everton a few years back.
Here is an interview with our former goalkeeper Steve Harper who helped coach Liam last season. He gives insight into what Liam can bring as a player and the plans the club have for him.
“He’s overcome incredible adversity.”#gtfc’s new loan defender Liam Gibson was coached by Steve Harper at Newcastle United last season.
LISTEN here for the best possible insight (?on/?on): pic.twitter.com/NWbqkYUJ0x
— Matt Dean ??? (@mattdeanradio) July 16, 2019
We wish Liam the best and hope he does well for Grimsby Town.