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Steve Clarke’s gamble on Ryan Jack backfires with Ibrox ace crocked

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Steve Clarke’s decision to include Ryan Jack in his squad for the European Championships has backfired with the midfielder missing training today through injury.

Yesterday Andy Robertson and Lawrence Shankland pulled out of training through injury but there was nothing to suggest an issue with the former Ibrox star.

Jack started just five SPFL matches in the season just ended with his last playing time at club level on March 7 away to Benfica, after a 20 minute appearance a sore knee was reported and he never pulled on a Castore kit again.

Questions were asked when the 32-year-old was named in the Scotland squad but Clarke claimed that Jack had been fit but simply not selected by Phil Clement.

Selecting a known sick note for three high intensity matches over 10 days was always risky, now it looks like Clarke will be down to 22 outfield players as he prepares for Friday’s opener against Germany.

With another doubt over his fitness Jack’s expected pay-as-you play deal at Hearts could be in doubt after he ran down his Ibrox contract.

Ianis Hagi is the only contracted Ibrox star at the European Championships with the Romanian spending last season on the bench at Alaves.

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  • Freddie says:

    “Ibrox ace” Jesus wept.

    Editor: Irony.com

  • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

    See one of the guys above has commented ‘why take a risk with him breaking down’ –

    For Fucks Sake – The guy was always ‘breaking down’

    IN TEARS ! – All these times that Sevco lost titles and cup finals…

    The 2019 League Cup Final tears from him were DELICIOUS !!!

  • Captain Swing says:

    I cannot honestly recall seeing this guy make a single worthwhile contribution during a football match. They used to say the Ulster Unionists were pallbearers for governments because getting into confidence and supply arrangements with Stormont’s Finest was usually the death knell for any administration desperate enough to do it, similarly seeing Ryan Jack coming on as a sub when you’re chasing the game is the sensible spectator’s cue to beat the rush and make their way towards the exits. I cannot believe Clarke has taken this prize dumpling away to the Euros. It beggars belief he would take a sick note with so few minutes under his belt recently, and even when he does play he’s usually an empty jersey.

    • TicToc says:

      Aye, Aye Cap’n, but he IS a hun and……..well you know the rest!

      • Captain Swing says:

        Now an ex-hun and about to join the Huns without the bus fare! There’s little if any point including a token hun to appease the baying hordes – they hate the SFA, the Scotland national team, lion rampants, saltires, St Andrew’s crosses, kilts, see you Jimmy hats and basically anything which doesn’t resemble a Union Jack or an orange sash! They’ll be cheering on Engerlund.

  • The Joker says:

    That’s a fucjin joke that chancer done a fit player out of being selected,what a selfish wee James Hunt.

    But Clarke the bawbag ain’t any better,fanny’s should be questioning his judgement in picking a player who has only played about a handful games all season,all for the sake of sevco player being in the squad.

    I sure as fuck hope we get a right sore arse over there and Clarke gets the bullet,with all his negative football.

  • Board Out! says:

    My 95 Yr auld Granny’s fitter than this CLOWN!

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