Ciaran Clark signs new contract with Newcastle United

Thu, Jan 21 2021

Newcastle United have announced that defender Ciaran Clark has penned a new two year contract at the club.

The Ireland international has made 103 appearances at St James’ Park scoring eleven times since arriving from Aston Villa in the summer of 2016.

The 31-year-old won the club’s Player of the Year award as the Magpies won the Sky Bet Championship title in 2016/17.

The central defender has been a consistent figure in the club’s three and a half years in the Premier League under Rafa Benitez and now Steve Bruce.

Clark has been a regular for Steve Bruce’s charges this season making 14 appearances so far this term.

The former Aston Villa player has won 33 caps for Ireland since making his debut against Wales in February 2011.

Clark told NUFC TV: “It’s a brilliant feeling and I’m delighted that I’ve managed to get it signed.”

“My contract was ending in the summer, for me, I was trying to stay more focused on the games, getting back involved this season and trying to play games, and I’ve managed to do that over the last few weeks,” he added.

Head coach Steve Bruce also expressed his delight at the news.

“I’m delighted Ciaran has signed a new deal. First and foremost, he is a very talented defender, he gives us great balance as a naturally left-footed centre half” he told NUFC TV.

“He has also become a very consistent performer and I’m pleased to see his hard work and commitment rewarded.”

The Magpies currently lie 15th in the Premier League, 7 points above the relegation zone.

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