Ex-Sunderland man Darron Gibson set sights on ending career at Wigan Athletic

Darron Gibson of Sunderland looks on before the Carabao Cup First Round match between Bury and Sunderland at Gigg Lane on August 10, 2017 in Bury, England.

Darron Gibson has signed a short-term deal with Wigan Athletic.

Darron Gibson of Sunderland in action during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Bury and Sunderland at Gigg Lane on August 10, 2017 in Bury, England.

Former Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson says he is enjoying his football again at Wigan Athletic and would be delighted if the Latics are to be his last club in his playing career, Wigan Today report.

“Do you know what, it’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed my football as much as I have this year. The gaffer’s been brilliant with me, it’s a great set of lads, there’s no egos in the camp, everyone gets on with each other,” he explained.

“I’m here for a year initially, but I’d be delighted to stay here for longer...for the rest of my career, I’d be delighted.”


Gibson endured an ill-fated time at Sunderland after moving to the Stadium of Light from Everton in January of 2017 on an 18-month deal while the Black Cats were still in the Premier League.

He suffered relegation to the Championship with the North East club, and he made 15 appearances for Sunderland last term before being suspended over a driving charge with excess alcohol (Sky Sports).

Darron Gibson (L) of Sunderland challenges Modou Barrow of Reading during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Reading at Stadium of Light on December 2, 2017 in...

The Republic of Ireland international was released by Sunderland not long after at the end of March and was without a club until he signed a one-year deal with newly-promoted Wigan in the summer.

Despite being 30 and having at least a few more years left in the game, Gibson is enjoying his time at the DW Stadium and has seemingly set his sights on remaining there until he hangs up his boots.

Gibson started the Latics’ last two Championship matches against Swansea City and Preston North End, but his early dismissal against the latter will see him miss the next few games through suspension.

Muhamed Besic of Everton is put under pressure from Darron Gibson of Sunderland during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park on September 20,...

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