Newcastle left-back Liam Gibson who is on loan at Grimsby Town has picked up a knock in his third game of pre-season action for the Mariners. He started the game but had to be removed after just four minutes due to an injury.
4' ? First Town change as Gibson is forced off through a knock
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— Grimsby Town FC (@officialgtfc) July 23, 2019
There is no word on how serious the injury is or if Liam was just removed as a precaution.
This is what Liam Gibson said about his arrival at Grimsby:
“I can’t wait. I came down on Tuesday and then met the lads the following day, and I feel like I’ve settled in already,” he told Grimsby Live.
“Everyone’s made me feel very welcome, so I’m really pleased to be here.
“I really want to kick on now and forget everything that’s happened in the past. I’m just hoping to get a good few games under my belt this season.
“In the past, I’ve always been worried about my health and whether I’d go downhill again, and worried about being laid up in bed ill.
“Now everything’s sorted, I can just focus fully on my football, and that can only be a positive thing for me, and hopefully I can have a good season with Grimsby.
“Since I left Accrington and went back to Newcastle, I always knew I’d be trying to get back out on loan again.
“I’m glad I’ve managed to get something sorted this summer rather than January as I think it gives you a bit more time to find your feet, rather than going straight in without getting to know the lads, the manager and all the staff.
“I had a good conversation with him, and he showed me round the training ground and stadium.
“He just told me what he expects from me and how I was going to fit into the team, so the talks are very positive, and it confirmed that it was a good decision to move here.
“The manager was saying that he wants to be in and around at least the Play-Offs come the end of the season, and I honestly think that can be achieved.”
Last week Liam completed his first 45 minutes of action in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup at Gainsborough Trinity.
He then made his first start for Grimsby Town in the Mariners’ 1-0 win at home against Doncaster this past Friday. He was able to play for 56 minutes before being replaced.
We hope today’s knock is nothing more than that and is not another setback for the youngster as he has had enough of those already in his short career.