Mowbray pins shirt on Gibson

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has expressed his delight at the way in which his decision to give young defender Ben Gibson his chance paid early dividends.

Last Updated: 02/10/13 at 22:47 Post Comment

Tony Mowbray: Delighted with Ben Gibson

Tony Mowbray: Delighted with Ben Gibson

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 20-year-old has started the last two games amid an injury and suspension crisis, which left the manager looking at loan signings and marked his first home start in the Sky Bet Championship with the equaliser in Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield.

Mowbray told the club's official website: "I'm delighted for Ben. He's a fantastic personality and is a really driven guy from this part of the world.

"A lot of people are asking me about loans and who we are going to bring in. He's been out on loan several times because he's so desperate to play.

"Why would I want to get a 20-year-old from the Premier League on loan when I've got Ben Gibson here bursting out of his shirt to play for the Boro? I want to give him an opportunity.

"It's sometimes too easy to go out and pluck a Johnny Average from some team who hasn't played for months when you've got a player like Ben Gibson in your ranks bursting out of his shirt and knocking on my door every second day to say give me a chance."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew aware of pressure

Alan Pardew admits both he and his Newcastle squad have to 'stand up and deliver' as pressure mounts at St James' Park.

Europa League can boost Everton season, says captain Phil Jagielka

Phil Jagielka says playing in the Europa League will not harm Everton's hopes of making an impact in the domestic game.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa a fitness concern for boss Jose Mourinho after Schalke draw

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa is not yet ready to start more than one match in a week.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property