Club News

Midfielder poised to leave Peterhead

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Peterhead midfielder Willie Gibson is set to leave the club after two full seasons at Balmoor.

The 35 year old signed for the Blue Toon on a free transfer in July 2017, going on to make 98 appearances.

Gibson was an important member of the squad, which won the League 2 title last season.

However, the former Kilmarnock, Dunfermline and Stranraer player is unable to commit to a new training schedule and Peterhead have agreed to cancel his contract.

Boss Jim McInally said: “Willie will be leaving the club.” 

“Training on a Tuesday night is unworkable for Willie because of his business.”

“It would never have been a good scenario in League 2 but in League 1 when we have all the players together, we just feel we need to do a bit of extra work on stuff like the shape of the team.”

“Willie can’t be there so we have mutually agreed that he is going to leave and we wish him all the best.”

“He has been a really good servant for us over the last two years and makes a big effort to come from Dumfries so I hope he gets sorted out with another team in the next week.”