During his latest piece for The Chronicle, former Newcastle United striker Mick Quinn claims that Ciaran Clark is a ‘Championship player’ and someone who is ‘lucky’ to still be playing Premier League football.
This comes from Mick’s latest piece which assesses each and every player who has featured for us in the Premier League this season.
He praises Clark’s commitment and the role he played in helping us earn promotion back in the 2016/17 season, but claims that his inclusion in our current side shows the ‘lack of depth’ in our ranks.
Here’s what he’s had to say about the Irish international during his piece for The Chronicle:
“He is a Championship player for me.
“He gave everything to get Newcastle back to the top flight and is committed to the last, but he is extremely lucky to still be playing in the Premier League.
“For me, he shows the lack of depth.”
In our defence, I don’t think we have any ‘lack of depth’ at centre-back – although Clark should NOT be playing week in week out if we can help it.
Yes it’s far from ideal that Clark has had to play 7 of our 8 games to far this season (starting 6 of them), but that’s only because Lejeune is injured and Schar is still adapting to English football – with the impressive Federico Fernandez almost certain to partner Lascelles when fit.
Do you think he’s good enough to play in the Premier League?