Stoke defender Wilson: Everton's Gibson will play for Ireland again

Stoke City defender Marc Wilson is confident Everton midfielder Darron Gibson will return to the Republic of Ireland fold.

Stoke City defender Marc Wilson is confident Everton midfielder Darron Gibson will return to the Republic of Ireland fold.

Gibson last week rejected a call for this Friday's World Cup qualifier in Kazakhstan.

"I know Darron quite well. I think he will be back again," said the Stoke defender.

"I hope he does because he is a good player and I think he could be really good for the team.

"I could see why he would be disappointed (that he didn't play at Euro 2012).

"He is a good player, but the manager selects the team and you have to respect his decision and just get on with it."

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