Arsenal loan defender Harry Clarke picked up another minor injury ahead of Oldham Athletic’s match against Exeter City on Tuesday.

Harry Clarke celebrates his winner against Cheltenham (Photo via Clarke on Twitter)
Harry Clarke celebrates his winner against Cheltenham (Photo via Clarke on Twitter)

When they announced their team news for the match against Exeter City on Tuesday, Oldham Athletic wrote that Harry Clarke wouldn’t be involved due to injury. They didn’t give any specific details, only confirming he’d “picked up a knock”.

It’s been a frustrating month for Clarke, as this is his second injury absence since March began. He missed four games in a row from March 6th to March 16th, before returning with a start on March 20th, but now he’s back on the sidelines again.

Clarke also missed out on the squad for a game in February due to the limit on the number of loanees allowed per game, but funnily enough, the centre-back returned to the team after they conceded four goals in his absence.

In general, the loan has been a positive experience for Clarke. He’s made 26 appearances (27 if you include the abandoned fixture against Forest Green Rovers), with the vast majority of them being starts.

Despite the recent hiccups, this season still looks like being a worthwhile one for Clarke overall. If he can return from this latest knock and end Oldham’s League Two season on a high, he’ll hope to move up the English football pyramid next season.

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