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Newcastle defender withdraws from Ireland set-up

16th May 2018, 16:38 by Bobbie Jackson

The Republic of Ireland will not be able to call on Newcastle defender Ciaran Clark for their upcoming friendlies.

Clark's last taste of competitive action came from the bench for the Republic of Ireland when they lost in a friendly to Turkey on March 23.

The 28-year-old hasn't featured for Newcastle since the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on February 4 and his season was ended prematurely due to a knee injury.

Martin O'Neill named Clark in his provisional squad for the friendlies with France on March 28 and USA on June 2.

However, the former Aston Villa man has been forced to withdraw after failing to overcome his injury issues in time.

Newcastle said in a statement: "He has now been ruled out and will be working to return to full fitness in time for the next campaign."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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