5 things you need to know about new Rotherham defender Clark Robertson

Clark Robertson has become Rotherham’s first summer signing after he joined on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old has penned a three-year deal after rejecting a new contract at Blackpool.

Here’s five things you might not have known about Clark.

 

Starting at Aberdeen

Robertson was born in Aberdeen and came through the ranks of his hometown club. He made his debut as a 16-year-old in 2010, coming on as a sub in a 3-1 defeat to Hamilton.

Began life as a left-back

When he first started playing for the Dons, he was deployed a left-back. His boss at the time Craig Brown said of him: “He is a fine young left-back with a good future.”

Injury-ravaged time at the Dons

Injury ruined Robertson’s time at the Dons. He suffered several knee injuries, a bad one when he was first establishing himself in the team, and was restricted to 69 appearances in five seasons.

 

Scotland youth international

Robertson is a Scottish youth international having represented his country at Under-19 and Under-21 level. He has keen ambitions on becoming a full cap, which has influenced his decision to play at a higher level.

Blackpool’s player of the year

Following his release from Aberdeen in 2015, Robertson headed to the seaside and joined Blackpool on a three-year deal. He was part of a team that suffered relegation in League One, but then followed it up with promotion the following year. But it was last season that Robertson really came to the fore, winning Blackpool’s player of the year award, having played 40 games.

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