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Anthony Limbrick admits he has been in touch with Newcastle United to extend NUFC defender loan

8 months ago
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Good news for one Newcastle United loan player.

Liam Gibson has already made 18 appearances for Grimsby Town this season and now interim manager Anthony Limbrick has confirmed he wants him to stay for the rest of the season.

Limbrick says he has already been in touch with Newcastle to ask if they can keep him for the rest of the season, after the initial loan ends in January.

If anybody is deserving of a change of luck it is Liam Gibson.

The 22 year old Newcastle United left-back was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease) back in January 2015 and had to have an emergency operation in the summer of 2017.

Missing the entire 2017/18 season, the NUFC defender made an inspirational recovery to return to action at the start of last (2018/19) season.

Impressing for the Newcastle United second string, it then helped get him a loan move to League One side Accrington Stanley in January 2019 and in March during that loan spell, Liam Gibson said:

“At one point during my illness I thought about packing in with playing football completely.

“I’m now back and have played nearly half a season so I’m very glad that I continued to stick at it.”

Anthony Limbrick talking to the Grimsby Telegraph:

“I think because they (Liam Gibson on loan from NUFC and Ethan Robson on loan from Sunderland) have come in and settled in well, and had good games for us, we’d love to extend those loans.

“Obviously, they’re players that we borrow, they’re not our players, so we might not have a choice on that.

“If one of the clubs feels that they want to bring them back and play them in their first team, then that’s within their right to do so.

“We’ve agreed the loans until January, we’ll have a look if and when it comes, but they’re two boys we’d like to extend the loans for.”

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