Stoke City to Sign , ex-Aston Villa Star That Currently Played With Newcastle United”

With a short-term contract agreed with Stoke City, Ciaran Clark will add his expertise to the defence of the team.
Clark feels confident in his ability to contribute despite seeing little playing time this year and thinks the squad can have a great season.
The board is still behind manager Alex Neil despite Stoke City’s subpar start to the season, as evidenced by the acquisition of Clark.

Having committed to the team until the end of the season, Ciaran Clark is optimistic that Stoke City can still have a successful season.

the signing of Ciaran Clark by Stoke City
Prior to a few weeks, it was suggested that the Potters might make a move for Clark, a free agent after leaving Newcastle United in the summer.

The center-back’s agreement to a short-term contract was now verified when the club made the announcement on their official website.

What remarks has Ciaran Clark made since relocating to Stoke?

The supporters will be familiar with the Irish international because he has played all of his football in England, first with Aston Villa before moving on to the Magpies. He also spent time on loan with Sheffield United during the previous season.


Given the injuries Stoke has suffered, Clark will offer knowledge and experience to the defence after winning promotion with the Blades.

Even though Clark will need some time to reach match fitness, he told the club’s media that he is eager to contribute since he believes the team can move up the Championship standings.



I’ve missed the sensation of working on Saturdays week after week in the dressing room. The feeling of those workouts is something you can’t reproduce alone, so I am eager to get out there with the guys over the next couple of weeks. I worked hard during pre-season and have maintained myself in good form since. With the calibre of players we have, I think we can continue and have a successful season if we can find some consistency.

Is this a good signing for Stoke?

We are aware that Alex Neil’s back injury issue is a concern, therefore it is easy to understand why he decided to approve the transfer of Clark.

The left-footer has experience playing at this level, including last season, so he won’t need much time to adjust. He also knows what it takes to succeed. This makes a great deal of sense as a short-term arrangement.

The main worry is how long Clark will need to catch up because, despite his claims that he has maintained superb fitness, he has only played 57 minutes of football in 2023.

Therefore, there will need to be patience, but Neil clearly feels Clark will be able to contribute before the January window.

What next for Stoke City?

The Potters’ season has gotten off to a really poor start as they are only one spot and two points above the relegation zone after 11 games.

The extensive modifications made to the window would call for patience, but the fans would have been justified in expecting more at this point.

The board is still supporting Neil, as evidenced by Clark signing, but he will be aware that this troubling run of form needs to end soon.

After the international break, Stoke will resume play on October 21 at the Bet365 Stadium when Neil plays his old team Sunderland.

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