Former Yeovil Town right-winger Billy Gibson has admitted that he was frustrated at the lack of opportunities that he got at Huish Park, during his two years there. The 21 year old managed just 13 appearances for the club, including just one start, after joining the Glovers back in August 2010 from Watford.
Having made just five substitute appearances during his first season at the club, Gibson gained his full debut against Bury in October 2011, just one day after his 21st birthday, following that up three days later with his second appearance for the club. However, after that quick burst, he failed to start another game. Speaking to the Cambridge Evening News after signing for Conference National side Cambridge United, he said he felt he should have been given more of a chance after that:
"I was at Yeovil for two seasons and I felt at times I should have played but wasnít given an opportunity. When I did play, I thought I did well and still didnít get a chance after that. Obviously, itís a dog eat dog world and if someone thinks youíre not doing it, itís their opinion, but when you donít get a chance to show what you can do, itís frustrating."
Gibson failed to even make a squad selected by Gary Johnson - a statistic that made the club's decision to turn down a January 2012 bid from Lincoln City a little surprising, in hindsight. Instead, the winger went on loan to Braintree Town where that got him noticed by Cambridge boss Jez George. Gibson hopes that by dropping down to non-league level, but becoming a regular in a first team, he can get himself noticed again:
"Sometimes you have to go down to go back up again and I feel I can play in this league. I scored two goals in seven games on loan at Braintree last season and got a couple of assists, so I definitely feel I can shine in this league and hopefully help Cambridge move forward."
Link: Billy Gibson : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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