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Everton

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Lewis Gibson

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

19/07/2000

Height

185cm

Signed

24/09/2020

Country

England

The 20-year-old Durham-born defender arrived in RG2 in late September having penned a season-long loan switch from Premier League side Everton.

Gibson came through the youth ranks at Newcastle United but joined the Toffees at the age of 17.

Having already featured at the higher age group, Gibson quickly became a regular under David Unsworth in Merseyside, routinely representing Everton’s Under-23s over the course of the following three seasons and captaining the side to a league and cup double in 2018-19.

He earned his first minutes in league football when he joined Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town on loan for the second half of the 2019-20 season.

He kept four clean sheets in nine League One starts for Fleetwood and was unbeaten throughout – helping the Lancashire side secure a play-off spot.

An England youth international, Gibson was part of Steve Cooper’s squad that lifted the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 – sharing an England dressing room with the likes of Phil Foden, Rhian Brewster, Callum Hudson-Odoi and former Royal Danny Loader.

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