- Thursday January 31st, 2008 @ 10:39
BILLY GIBSON LEAVES ST PATS
St Patrick's Athletic FC is disappointed to announce that Scottish midfielder, Billy Gibson will not be returning to the club for the coming season.
â€˜For family reasons I am unable to fully commit myself to St Patrick's Athletic ', said Billy, â€˜this has been a difficult decision to take and I thank the club for giving me the time and support to make this decision. Everyone here has been wonderful to me and it has been one of the most enjoyable periods of my career to date. I would especially like to thank the staff and supporters at the club, I have always felt very at home here and if personal circumstances changed I would dearly love to play for this club again'.
A former Scottish schoolboy and youth international Billy joined St Pat's from Partick Thistle in 2007. He went on to play 21 games for St Pat's, scoring four great goals including two against Rovers and a memorable goal in the end of season friendly against Wisla Krakow.
â€˜I am hugely disappointed to lose a player of Billy's ability' said team manager John McDonnell. â€˜Billy signed for us last Summer and he made an immediate impact at the club. He always gave a 100% and he played a central role in helping us secure some vital results towards the end of last season. Like everyone here at the club I am sorry to see Billy go, his decision to leave was a difficult one but we wish him every success in the future'.
â€˜We have agreed to Billy's transfer to Clyde before the closing of the transfer window to allow him to continue his career in Scotland while hoping his circumstances may change to allow him return at some stage' added Brian Kerr, Director of Football at St Patrick's Athletic.