Paul Robinson showered Newcastle United defender Ciaran Clark with praise following his performance in the 1-0 win against Chelsea.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-England goalkeeper claimed Clark goes under the radar at St James’ Park and suggested he doesn’t get the credit he deserves.
The 30-year-old made his 12th appearance of the season against the Blues on Saturday and helped the Magpies record their eighth league win of the season.
Robinson suggested that Clark submitted his best performance yet for the Magpies against Frank Lampard’s side and pointed out that Steve Bruce can rely on him.
When asked if Clark gets the credit he deserves as he seems underrated as no-nonsense defenders don’t normally steal the headlines, Robinson told Football Insider: “Yeah, he goes under the radar.
“He’s a no-nonsense defender and I like him.
“He’s 30-years-old now, he’s been around a while, he’s done well at Newcastle and Villa, and he’s a no-nonsense defender who did really well against Chelsea.
“Probably his best performance, he’s a player Steve Bruce can certainly rely on.”
The Republic of Ireland international only managed to make a total of 14 appearances for the Magpies last season when Rafa Benitez was in charge.
Clark has been at St James’ Park since joining the Magpies from Aston Villa in 2016 and is contracted to stay with Bruce’s side until 2021.
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