Salford City have signed Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson until the end of the season.

The former Manchester United man has been without a club since being released by Wigan last summer, but has been training with the League Two club to build up fitness.

"I'm looking forward to it, it’s a new challenge. I like where the club is heading, trying to push for promotion," the 32-year-old said.

"I’ve been to a few games, the standard has been very good."

Gibson won a Premier League title during his six seasons with United, but after 60 appearances in the first-team, joined David Moyes’ Everton in January 2012. Injuries played a part in his limited game time and five years later he signed for Sunderland.

Two seasons at the Stadium of Light was followed by one campaign in the Championship with Wigan where he made 18 appearances last season.

Gibson has won 27 caps for Ireland, the last coming against Belarus in May 2016.