Published: 27/05/2014 15:37 - Updated: 27/05/2014 15:47

Elgin stunned by Gibson's change of heart

Written byCraig Christie

ELGIN City are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper following a change of heart by transfer target John Gibson.

Elgin City's new 'old' no.1, John Gibson. Photo by Bob Crombie.
John Gibson won't be Elgin City's goalkeeper next season.

Gibson is set to join League 1 Airdrieonians, despite City boss Barry Wilson’s claim that the former Dundee keeper had shaken hands on a two-year deal at Borough Briggs.

The former Dundee man’s apparent U-turn means Wilson must look elsewhere for an experienced number one to help boost Elgin’s League 2 challenge next term.

Wilson said he took Gibson in on loan for the final matches of last season with a view to striking a permanent deal, and believed business has been done after the player agreed terms on a two-year contract with City.

"It’s very disappointing," Barry said. "We had an agreement and we did everything in good faith with ‘Gibby’.

"We brought him up on loan with the promise that we would offer him a contract and we did that and he accepted the contract. That contract was sent down to him and we were waiting on it coming back up.

"Between him agreeing twice with us, he has had a phone call from another club and decided that rather than stick to his agreement he would go elsewhere."

More on this story and other Elgin City signing news in this week’s Northern Scot print edition.

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