Noel Whelan has been left drooling as Coventry City set sights on signing Jack Clarke on loan from Tottenham this month.

The former Leeds and Coventry striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has insisted City boss Mark Robins could get the best out of the 20-year-old in what is already a young side at St Andrew’s.

As revealed by Football Insider earlier this week, the Sky Blues are hoping to beat Championship rivals Stoke City and Sheffield Wednesday to the signing of Clarke after Spurs decided to give a loan move in January the green light.

Clarke, who signed from Leeds for £10million back in 2019, has struggled for game time since moving to north London and has made just two first-team appearances for the Lilywhites so far.

Whelan believes a move to Coventry could get the best out of the young winger despite the club sitting towards the bottom end of the Championship table.

Whelan told Football Insider: “Coventry, well, Mark Robins for me has done wonders at that club under really difficult circumstances, assembled a really good, competitive side.

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“I like the style of play as well because what they’ve got there is a really young side and I think to me, if you’re asking me, yes, it might be harder because they’re down at the bottom but I think you’ll probably see a better style of football from Jack Clarke, along with those younger players in that side.

“It’s quite free-flowing football that Mark Robins plays, there’s a good blend of experience in the back and that little bit in midfield but generally, when you look across the board there, it is a really young Coventry side.

“I think he would thrive in that, I really do, and I think he’d probably get more game time.” 

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