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Gibson reveals Clarets hopes

28th December 2018, 13:21 by Craig Smithson

Ben Gibson is hoping his Premier League debut goal against Everton will see him keep his place in the Burnley side to face West Ham.

The 25-year-old central defender joined the Clarets in the summer from Middlesbrough for a club-record £15million fee, but he has had to wait for his first league start because of a hernia problem which required two lots of surgery.

Gibson, who did feature in the Europa League earlier in the season, was thrown in alongside fellow centre-backs Ben Mee and James Tarkowski for the visit of Everton on Boxing Day.

However, it turned into a horror show for the hosts, who conceded three times inside 22 minutes and went on to lose 5-1.

Gibson's goal shortly before half-time gave Burnley hope but Lucas Digne and Richarlison made sure of the points for Everton.

Asked if it was a bittersweet afternoon, Gibson said: "Just definitely bitter to be honest with you, a goal doesn't really change anything.

"We're just disappointed with the performance, the result, one that we're really not happy with. We're in a position where we have to pick up wins and points and move forward quickly. It's not a day I'll remember too fondly."

On the possibility of staying in the starting XI against the Hammers at Turf Moor on Sunday, Gibson added: "That's the aim. But it's not about me or individuals, it's about getting the club up the table and that starts with getting a result this weekend.

"It's been a tough start being injured for quite a while. It's not the start that anybody wants and I've been itching to get out there. I just want to help make an impact at the club and with the team."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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