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LIAM GIBSON JOINS NEW TEAMMATES FOR SOUTHEND TRIP

25 September 2020

Liam Gibson has joined up with his new teammates for the Shrimps trip to Southend United this weekend.

Gibson joined the Shrimps on Tuesday afternoon on a one-year-deal and the full-back says he was relieved to get the call from Derek Adams.

"I was just sitting by the phone," said Gibson. "I was getting more and more frustrated throughout September, then my agent gave me a call and said there was a chance of training with Morecambe.

"I was relieved just to get the chance to come and train. I've been doing a lot of work throughout the summer, but keeping fit on your own doesn't compare to training properly around the lads.

"I knew coming in that there was only one left-back on contract with the club so it was a good opportunity for me so I was buzzing.

"I'd been keeping myself ticking over for so long waiting for this opportunity, there are so many players in the same situation right now. It was getting to the point where I was really worried, there's something like 1,500 players out of contract in the summer, with all of them fighting for the same thing.

"I came down and after a few days my agent called me and said the gaffer had spoken with him and he was going to offer me a deal.

"Being around the lads it's not difficult to tell that there's enough talent here for us to do well, the last couple of results have been disappointing but Wednesday night was obviously a big challenge.

"These were Premier League players we're talking about. Newcastle put out a very strong side, I was expecting them to put a few kids out but with them having a poor result at the weekend they brought a very strong side.

"It was always going to be difficult for us and then the sending off didn't help either. The lads have started the season well though so hopefully we can put these past couple games behind us and kick on, starting this weekend."


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