The papers claimed that Darron Gibson had been placed on the transfer list a few months ago, alongside Danny Simpson and Frazier Campbell. Considering Gibson’s last action for the club was to score a blinding goal in our 1-0 win at Hull, it seemed odd that he wouldn’t be given the chance.

Gibson has today confirmed that he has just one year remaining on his current deal but it appears as though it was a load of rubbish that he was on the transfer list. He is aware of other clubs’ interest in him, although is only thinking about getting a new deal with us.

“My contract is coming to an end so, hopefully, at the end of the month I’ll be signing a new one,” said Gibson. “My current deal ends at the end of next season but, normally, a player would enter into new contract talks at the end of this month. I’ve been told that a few clubs had expressed an interest in signing me, but I want to give it a good push and have a proper go at it next season before I decide to go anywhere else.”