Walsall to Sign Tranmere Rovers Defender Peter Clarke Walsall to Sign Tranmere Rovers Defender Peter Clarke
Walsall to Sign Tranmere Rovers Defender Peter Clarke

Walsall to Sign Tranmere Rovers Defender Peter Clarke

The Saddlers have secured their third signing if the summer!
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The Club has confirmed the signing of Tranmere Rovers defender Peter Clarke, who will make the move to WS1 when his current contract expires at the end of the month.

40-year-old Clarke will officially join on July 1st upon the expiry of his contract with fellow Sky Bet League Two side Tranmere Rovers.

Beginning his career at Everton, a club where he made fourteen first-team appearances, Peter enjoyed loan spells with Blackpool, Coventry City and Port Vale during his time at Goodison Park before leaving on a permanent basis and joining Blackpool in September 2004 where he won their Player of the Year award for the 2004/05 season.

A three-year spell at Southend United followed between 2006 and 2009 before he signed for Huddersfield Town where he enjoyed a fruitful five-year stint.

The defender was ever-present in his first two seasons and played a key role in helping the Terriers win promotion to the Championship in the 2011-12 campaign as they beat Sheffield United in the play-off final.

He played his part in helping establish Huddersfield in the Championship and left the John Smith’s Stadium in 2014 with 244 appearances and 11 goals to his name.

A second spell at Blackpool followed before moves to Bury, Oldham Athletic and Fleetwood Town.

In January 2020, he moved to Tranmere where he has played every single league game for the past two seasons and helped Rovers reach the play-offs in the 2020-21 season.

Speaking via the club's official website, Head Coach Michael Flynn welcomed Peter's impending arrival, he said; "Peter is a fantastic professional, he is a leader. He was the only outfield player to play every minute of every game last season and he was in the League Two team of the year.

"I have known him a very very long time and I have never come across a bad word said about him. He epitomises everything of a true professional.

"He looks after himself, that is why he is still playing at the age of 40 and he will give us an unbelievable amount of leadership for the rest of the group."
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