The 26-year-old damaged his knee in the Republic of Ireland's 3-1 win over Kazakhstan in October 2013.
Gibson came on at half-time for John Lundstram as Everton boss Robert Martinez changed 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 missing for a long time," Martinez told Sky Sports News.
"He looked sharp and strong and a refreshed footballer and 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 appearances for the Toffees.
Arry ought to get Darron down to QPR on a 4 year deal.- dannyjohnson