Ryan Clarke, King’s Lynn Town’s ‘Denis Irwin’, heads back to Worksop Town with his new club

Mr Consistent, Ryan Clarke. Picture: Ian Burt.

Mr Consistent, Ryan Clarke. Picture: Ian Burt. - Credit: IAN BURT

King's Lynn Town's Mr Consistent Ryan Clarke will be looking to put in another great display at his former club Worksop Town this evening.

Lynn's right-back only missed two games for the Tigers last term and has been fantastic for Gary Setchell's men since his summer arrival. And his boss is expecting more of the same against a team who have also won three and drawn two of their opening seven Evo-Stik Premier Division matches this campaign.

Setchell said: 'Clarkey, for me, has arguably been our player of the season so far. He hasn't dipped below a seven out of 10 performance so far and has had one or two eights and the odd nine.

'You talk about somebody like Denis Irwin (former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland full-back) being Mr Reliable, but in Clarkey's King's Lynn career so far he has been someone we can certainly depend on.

'His attitude has been great, he never misses training and works hard. He is what you'd call a low-maintainance footballer.'