Gibson makes Everton comeback
Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson made his comeback after nine months out with a cruciate ligament injury in Tuesday's pre-season friendly against Tranmere.
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The 26-year-old damaged his knee in Ireland's 3-1 win over Kazakhstan in October 2013.
Gibson came on at half-time for John Lundstrum as Robert Martinez chanegd his entire outfield team for the 2-2 draw at Prenton Park.
"What's pleasing is that he didn't look like a player who has been missign for a long time," Everton boss Robero Martinez told Sky Sports News.
"He looked sharp and strong and a refreshed footballerand that's a good sign.
"We need to measure the work he's going to do now until the start of the season but he looks such a hungry footballer that I think we're going to get a lot of good football from him this season."
Gibson joined Everton from Manchester United in 2012 and has gone on to make 43 appearaces for the Toffees.