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James Gibbons joins on loan

30 January 2024

Club News

James Gibbons joins on loan

30 January 2024

Cambridge United are pleased to announce the loan signing of James Gibbons…

The 25-year-old full-back joins from Bristol Rovers on a deal until the end of the season.

Gibbons came right through the Port Vale Academy from the age of 11, to establish himself as a First Team regular by the 2017/18 season.

He spent six seasons with the Club as a senior pro, earning a promotion to League One along the way, before making the switch to Bristol Rovers in 2022.

He now joins the U’s to help add to Neil Harris’ defensive options, becoming the Club’s second January signing.

“I can’t wait to get going now,” Gibbons said. “It’s been in the pipeline for a couple of weeks now so I am just glad to get it over the line.

“He’s a gaffer that I want to play for and work for. He has talked me through his plans, what he expects from me and it’s all positive things.

“It’s been a tough year for me but hopefully here I can hit the ground running and get playing.”

Neil Harris added, “I am really delighted to bring James into the Club. We have wanted to do four players during the window, with one being an experienced and versatile full back option, and James certainly ticks that box.

“He has been on our radar for a few weeks now, so we are delighted to bring in his experience and quality - not just on the pitch - where he has been a very good player at this level, but also off the pitch as well.

“He is a good leader, a good pro and has great character references on him. We look forward to working with him over the coming months.”

Gibbons will wear the number 26 shirt for the U’s and the move is subject to EFL approval.

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