Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Gibson in line for a start

Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni has hinted he may start Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson in their friendly international against Australia in Limerick tonight.

Derryman Gibson has just five international caps to his name but Trapattoni is keen to see him in action,

“I wish to see the young players grow,” he said. “Gibson and Andrews are similar players, but Gibson also has another vision. It is important to be strong and he has a strong personality.

“It is very important we give him a chance to grow as a player.”