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.
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.