Sheffield United midfielder Ben Osborn was full of praise for fellow left-footer Ciaran Clark, after the defender scored against Coventry City.
United ran out 3-1 winners against Mark Robins’ Sky Blues side. After James McAtee had scored the opener, Newcastle loanee Clark powered in a header to essentially put the game to bed in the second half.
Clark has only just returned to the XI recently after being injured. However, he’s shown his Premier League class and speaking to SUTV, Osborn says his career numbers are there for everyone to see.
“Yeah he’s pretty chilled out. But his career speaks for itself. He’s got 100, 200 plus games in the Premier League, a wealth of experience. Got promoted from this league as well. I think he came on at Cardiff and he’s been in ever since, he’s been outstanding,” Osborn said on SUTV.
Clark now appears to be in control of the shirt at left centre-back. United do have other options there, but his return to form and fitness is timely. Jack Robinson had played there previously but also got injured, while Rhys Norrington-Davies is also out long-term.
Sheff U News View: Clark was always going to be a good signing
Of all the loan signings in the summer, Ciaran Clark appeared to be the safest bet really.
As Osborn says, he has vast experience and up until Newcastle got investment, was a regular for the Toon in the Premier League. Internationally, too, Clark also has bags of experience.
Since coming in, he’s looked assured, calm, and crucially, ideal in the system. His goal yesterday was a bonus and United are chipping in from all angles it seems.
If United did go up, then you’d imagine Clark might be on the agenda to sign permanently. Certainly, he’s showing enough promise now to suggest that’s a move that could happen.