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Newcastle’s Ciaran Clark ruled out for rest of season

Carried away: Clark is helped off at Arsenal PICTURE: GETTY

NEWCASTLE defender Ciaran Clark will not play again this season after the full extent of his ankle injury was confirmed.

The 30-year-old, who will miss the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia next month as a result, was given the bad news after seeing a specialist about the damage he sustained at Arsenal on February 16. He left the Emirates Stadium on crutches and his hopes of returning before the end of the season have now been dashed.

That is another blow for boss Steve Bruce ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Burnley, given a lengthy injury list which includes fellow defender Paul Dummett.