Rotherham United have confirmed the signing of Ireland U21 international Trevor Clarke from Shamrock Rovers on a three-year deal.
Clarke, who made 97 appearances for Rovers’ first-team, was officially announced on Monday but a deal had reportedly been finalised over the weekend.
The 21-year old had been involved with the Millers’ squad on Saturday although he did not feature however he did find himself in action in a friendly against Newcastle’s U23s – a few hours before his signing had officially been announced.
In what appears to be a stroke of horrendous luck, Clarke had to be stretchered off the field during the game with what looks to be a serious injury according to Rotherham fans in attendance at the match who outlined that the full-back had his leg in a brace.
The true extent of the injury is still unknown however it would represent a massive blow for Clarke if it does turn out to be a serious one.
— Scott 🏴 (@wrighty2105) July 29, 2019
New signing Trevor Clarke stretchered off in a leg brace against Newcastle under 23’s before he’s even announced. Gutted. #rufc
— Millers (@arufc_) July 29, 2019
The defender missed a large chunk of last season with an injury and looked as though he was just getting back to his best with Rovers having featured 21 times for Stephen Bradley’s side this campaign.
Clarke, who was a U17 and U19 international for Ireland received his first call-up to Stephen Kenny’s U21 side in September, starting in their victory over Luxembourg.