Ciaran Clark had his third solid game in a row for Newcastle at Rotherham United on Saturday – where the Millers showed they are so much better than a bottom of the league side – and as it turns out they had just lost on Tuesday night to high-flying Huddersfield by a close score of 2-1.
That’s two good displays by Rotherham in succession for no return.
Ciaran Clark – showing he’s a good player every week
The thing we liked about Newcastle when they were under severe pressure in those first 20 minutes at the New York Stadium and at the end when Rotherham were pushing for an equalizer – was that the players were cool and calm for the most part.
They certainly knew exactly what they had to do in every situation and our lads looked well-drilled – which we suppose shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise with Rafa in charge.
Maybe those last five minutes were a little bit too hectic at times, but we didn’t want to lose 2 points at the death like we did at Villa Park the weekend before.
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has talked a little bit about center-back Ciaran Clark and the qualities he brings to the side.
Rafa was asked to comment on the former Villa defender’s display and this is what he had to say:
“He’s a player with experience. And also, because he’s left-footed, he can give us a little balance by playing balls out from the back with his left foot.”
”When we brought him here, we knew that he had experience of the Premier League, and so we knew we were signing a good player.”
“He is showing that every week.”
At only £5M Ciaran is quickly looking like an excellent acquisition for Newcastle.
What do you think?