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Published: 15:41 | 9/6/16

New Everton contract for Gibson

Darron Gibson has committed his future to Everton by signing a new two-year contract.

Gibson has been plagued by injury problems in recent seasons but the club have opted to extend his stay by a further two years with the Republic of Ireland international putting pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain at Goodison Park until June 2018.

“I am absolutely delighted. I had a few options but as long as Everton were giving me the option I was never going anywhere else. People say, ‘Once Everton has touched you,’ and it is true. It is a great club, there are great people here and the dressing room is great, so I was never signing anywhere else," he told evertontv.

"Obviously, I have had a tough few years but thankfully the Club have stuck by me and I have signed for another two years, so hopefully the next two years go a lot better.

"The fans are unbelievable and it is a great Club. Signing for Manchester United four-and-a-half years ago was a great move for me and I am delighted to commit my future here.

"The first year I came, I had a great season but obviously the rest I have been injured quite a bit. Last year I was fit but didn’t play too much, so it is nice to know the Club and the fans are still behind me.

"There have been highs and lows. I just want to put the past behind me and look forward to the next two years."

Gibson will be working under a new manager next season following Roberto Martinez's departure and the 28-year-old is excited for the future.

"The last game of the season was brilliant with the young lads coming in and doing very well. It is an exciting time ahead and everyone will be motivated to push on and do as well as we possibly can," he added.

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