Darron Gibson: Midfielder among six players released by Wigan Athletic

Darron Gibson
Darron Gibson failed to score a goal during his one-season stay at the DW Stadium

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson is one of six players being released by Wigan Athletic.

The ex-Manchester United, Everton and Sunderland player, 31, played 18 times after joining the Latics in August.

Winger Callum McManaman is also leaving after starting just one league game since returning to Wigan last summer.

James Vaughan and Jonas Olsson are also departing the club, who have offered forward Nick Powell and Wales Under-21 goalkeeper Owen Evans new deals.

Powell has scored 29 goals in 99 appearances since joining the Latics in 2016 and helped them win the League One title in 2017-18.

But the former Manchester United player, 25, is out of contract and reports have linked him with a move to Wigan's Championship rivals Stoke City and Sheffield Wednesday.

Midfielder Shaun MacDonald, capped four times by Wales, and goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe have also been released by the Latics.

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