Having enjoyed a pretty decent breakthrough campaign at Leeds United in the 2018/19 campaign, the swirling speculation about the future of talent Jack Clarke saw him make the move to Tottenham Hotspur over the summer, but as part of the deal the 18-year-old was loaned back to us for our 2019/20 Championship efforts.
It hasn’t been a great return for the lad as he’s only made two appearances in the EFL Cup, and even then, his form wasn’t quite how most fans remember him – albeit before he suffered a virus that hampered his progress.
With plenty of talk about Spurs potentially recalling him to send him out elsewhere given his lack of game time under manager Marcelo Bielsa so far this year, our gaffer has now spoken of his progress in training and he remains pleased with his efforts, and it sounds like he could be closer to getting far more minutes in the near future.
“He is improving. Clarke has a process that allows him to play in the first team. After he had a problem far from a long period. Now, step by step, he’s finding his level. When an attacker plays well, he immediately becomes a resource for the manager because it’s very difficult to play well when you are attacking, Clarke has the same options as Pablo, Helder and Harrison. When he’s powered to unbalance a match he’s better than one of his team-mates. He’s going to have space because all the managers pay attention, no manager would ignore his skill.”
Let’s hope we see it sooner rather than later and he has a telling impact on our inability to finish off chances.