Darron Gibson is determined make his impact on the international stage with the Republic of Ireland. The 26-year-old Everton midfielder returns to the Ireland set-up for Wednesday's friendly against Oman at the Aviva Stadium.

Gibson said: "Being out for 10 months last season gave me a lot of time to think about things, and I think this is now or never, really, to be honest with you, so I am looking forward to the task ahead.

"It just made me realise that I'm not getting any younger. I need to start playing games and I need to start doing well for myself. It's a big opportunity for me."

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