Accrington Stanley have today revealed the signing of 22-year-old ex-Shrewsbury midfielder Jordan Clark – the club’s official website has confirmed.
Clark, who joins Stanley on a one-year-deal with a view to a further year, departed The Shrews’ this summer after making 59 appearances for the club since joining from Barnsley in 2014.
Stanley endured an agonising end to the last campaign – losing in the Sky Bet League Two play-off semi finals only a matter of days since they choked on the final day, when a win against Stevenage would have secured automatic promotion for John Coleman’s men.
Clark, who predominately plays as an attacking midfielder, could be seen as a replacement at Stanley for starlet Josh Windass – who has recently gone north of the border to sign for Scottish giants Rangers.
Clark, who was recently on trial with Bury and Stanley’s Sky Bet League Two rivals Plymouth Argyle, has vital experience of getting out of League Two; he secured the feat as part of the Shrewsbury team who secured promotion in the 2014-15 season – could that experience prove pivotal for Stanley this campaign?
When talking about the signing of Clark, Stanley boss John Coleman said:
‘Jordan offers us something different. He is a good player, has played a lot of games, and will offer us something different’.
Clark also spoke about the move, proclaiming:
‘I am really pleased to sign. I know Billy Kee here and a lot of people at Shrewsbury last season spoke highly about the gaffer and the style of football that Accrington played last season’.
Stanley begin their campaign at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday – where they come up against relegated Doncaster Rovers.
So… Stanley fans, what do you think of this move? Can Clark replace Windass? How has Coleman done in this window?
Leave thoughts and opinions below!