Ciaran Clark relishing imminent return to top flight
Big season beckons for Newcastle defender – with a possible World Cup duty as a bonus
Ciaran Clark: “Last season we knew as a squad that we had the quality to be up there.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho
Ireland’s Ciaran Clark is congratulated by team-mate John O’Shea after scoring against Poland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
After fighting to stay in the Premier League for nine seasons, a 10th proved unlucky for Sunderland with another feat of escapology beyond the powers of manager David Moyes.