Clarke will always be a true Claret

Clarke Carlisle climbs above the Sheffied United defence.'''PHOTOS BY ANDREW SMITH
Clarke Carlisle climbs above the Sheffied United defence.'''PHOTOS BY ANDREW SMITH

Thankfully, it looks as if the football world’s prayers for Clarke Carlisle have been answered. His wife Gemma has revealed that doctors expect him to make a full recovery from his horrific accident last week in which he was hit by a lorry. None of us are yet privvy to the circumstances surrounding the accident, but all that matters is that the amiable centre half and Wembley hero, will be returning home to his loving family. The whole of Burnley was stunned to hear of the accident and the special minute’s applause in his honour at Turf Moor on Boxing Day served to underline the respect in which he is held by us all.

Chris Daggett