LEWIS GIBBENS INJURED ON LOAN AT BOSTON
Double whammy! Gibbens injured as Boston United beaten at Spennymoor Town
bostonstandard.co.uk, by DUNCAN BROWNE, Wednesday 30 January 2019
Boston United were left rueing a ‘double whammy’ as defender Lewis Gibbens dislocated his shoulder in last night’s defeat at Spennymoor Town.
The on-loan Mansfield Town youngster was injured in the build up to the only goal of the game at Brewery Field, converted by the clinical Glen Taylor.
Pilgrims boss Craig Elliott: "...it’s a double whammy as young Gibbo’s not only got caught for the goal but it looks like he’s dislocated his shoulder.
“I don’t think the pitch helps, it’s absolutley horrendous. I think that contributed to Gibbo’s injury. He seemed to give way on the pitch and he fell very awkwardly.”
While Gibbens may face some time on the sidelines, he wasn’t the only one to pick up an injury ...
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‘Freak’ Lewis Gibbens set to shine for Boston United
bostonstandard.co.uk, by DUNCAN BROWNE, Wednesday 02 January 2019
‘Freak’ Lewis Gibbens looks set for more Boston United action as defender Ben Middleton has suffered an injury setback.
The Mansfield Town teenager has extended his loan spell at the Jakemans Stadium into a second month after impressing during his first two starts for the Pilgrims.
Gibbens looked accomplished in the backline as Boston drew against league leaders Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday, also giving as good as he got against a combative Alfreton Town side on New Year’s Day.
“He’s a freak at the minute, in terms of being an academy player who loves to defend. A bit of an old school defender type,” manager Elliott said of the 19-year-old Stag.
“There aren’t many of them about these days. “They all want to play football and look pretty, but he likes to get stuck in and make some big challenges.”
Gibbens, who has also made appearances off the bench at Chorley and Wrexham, by no means held back against the big, strong Alfreton side in their 1-1 draw.
“I was interested to see how he would do as you’re not going to come across more physical teams than Alfreton,” Elliott added.
“He stood up to every challenge and I’m looking forward to working with him. He’s had a good rough and tumble match.”
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