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Newcastle defender Liam Gibson should pursue permanent exit

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Newcastle defender Liam Gibson should pursue permanent exit

Newcastle United defender Liam Gibson is positively back to playing Under-23s football this season after battling back from ulcerative colitis in the last year.

The 21-year-old has been an impressive regular at youth level and the left-back is a product of the clubs’ academy.

But the full-back should now perhaps be allowed to depart St James’ Park on a permanent basis to chase senior football elsewhere.

According to the Chronicle, English League One club Accrington Stanley are eyeing the Newcastle youngster and would be interested in either a loan or permanent swoop in January.

 

The report also details that Bristol Rovers are also keen on a player that will see his contract expire in the North East at the end of the season.

(Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Gibson is a highly-rated talent that will be pleased to be back playing football, but there may not be a route to the first team with Premier League outfit Newcastle.

Manager Rafael Benitez has had an issue at left-back due to an injury to Paul Dummett this season, but Gibson is yet to come into the first team once to provide cover.

He is yet to make a senior appearance at 21 and a move in January seems a no-brainer.

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