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One of Kevin Keegan’s entertainers excited as 14 year old son plays for Newcastle United U18s

2 years ago

Lee Clark is having a bit of a nightmare as manager of Blyth Spartans.

Having taken over this summer, he finds himself rock bottom of the National League North table with only two points from nine matches.

However, it is a very different story for the former midfielder from Kevin Keegan’s 90s entertainers, when it comes to his own son.

Bobby Clark is 14 and has been at Newcastle United’s Academy for some time.

Lee Clark is clearly incredibly proud and that went up a fair few notches, when despite only being 14, Bobby Clark came on as a sub for the NUFC Under 18s in their last match, a 2-1 defeat at West Brom.

Talk about making you feel old.

I was supporting Newcastle long before Lee Clark started playing and then after watching his entire career, it will now be hopefully a case of watching his son excel for Newcastle United.

Lee Clark speaking to Tribal Football:

“My son Bobby got called up to the Newcastle U18 team which is a fantastic achievement considering he’s only 14 years of age.

“He’s doing well and he’s being coached and taught well by the people up there.

“When I was out of work I was able to get the chance to watch him play, because while I was in the management game, it was difficult to watch him.

“It’s a tough environment as there are so many good young players around the country.

“He’s doing well but there’s going to be ups and downs which every young player experiences, just as long as he keeps working hard and listens to his coaches and tries to do the right thing then he might have an opportunity of doing something.

“And if he ever wants to pick my brains he can.

“I’m not sitting there telling him what to do, that’s what his coaches are there for, that’s why they have the amount of staff in these academies now. I’ll be here as his father-figure if he needs any kind of information or help.

“It’s all about the hard work, he’s worked hard to get where he is and it’s harder work to get to where he wants to be so let’s see what the future brings.”


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