Jordan Gibson came to us on loan from Bradford City at the end of the January 2019 transfer window, with an option to make the move permanent. The midfielder had been finding first team opportunities limited at the Bantams; the move south was a chance for him to make his mark in League Two with Boro’.
He had a slow start to life with us. But at least he saw some action with Boro’ – unlike some of the other loanees that arrived at the same time as Gibson. Two starts, four substitute appearances and a goal on the final day isn’t too shabby a return for the lad. And, to be fair, we rarely played with conventional wingers towards the end of the campaign.
Jordan Gibson: Before Boro’
Born in Birmingham, Gibson’s career first saw him go north of the border to Rangers in 2015. After leaving the Scottish club in 2017, he returned south with the offer of a trial at Bradford City. Impressing the powers-that-be, the midfielder made his senior debut in August 2017; scoring his first goal for the club later on in the 2017-8 campaign.
With his chances to shine at a premium, talk of a loan move to Boro’ emerged in January 2019. The deal took a bit of time to get over the line, however. He said on joining us: “It has been going on for a little while now so I am very pleased to be able to make it official.”