Boss rues Gibson injury
Everton boss David Moyes has revealed that midfielder Darron Gibson will be out for between four to five weeks with a thigh strain.
The 24-year-old could miss up to six games due to the problem which has come as a bitter blow to Moyes, who had seen Gibson star in the Toffees' opening three Premier League matches so far this season. The former Manchester United man sustained the injury in Everton's defeat at West Brom and after letting young midfielder Ross Barkley go on loan to Sheffield Wednesday for a month, the Scot admits his squad will be stretched for Monday's visit of Newcastle. Moyes said: "Darron's got a thigh strain and will probably be out for four to five weeks. "He's had two weeks now so hopefully we are a couple of weeks down the line already because of the international break so he may have only a couple of weeks to miss. It is a concern for me because he has been very consistent and very good. "It is a blow but we will have to find ways of getting around it. The Ross Barkley situation leaves us a bit tight in certain areas but I've taken that decision."