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Leicester City opinion – Scout report on Foxes’ new signing Mitch Clark

According to a report in Leicester Mercury, Leicester City have completed the signing of former Aston Villa defender Mitch Clark on a three-year deal running until the summer of 2022.

The 20-year-old, who was released by the Villans after the expiry of his contract, joins the Foxes’ U-23 setup which is led by Steve Beaglehole. (h/t Leicester Mercury)

Clark arrived at Aston Villa at the age of eight and was a part of their youth setup for many a year. However, he didn’t manage to make a senior appearance there.

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The youngster was on loan at Port Vale last season, where he played a large chunk of games and gained loads of first-team experience.

Without further ado, let us take a look at the player in depth and analyse his game in a scout report:

Scout Report – Mitch Clark

Age – 20

Main Position – Right-Back

In terms of the positions he can play in, Mitch Clark is predominantly a right-back, but is capable of operating on the other side as well, or as a centre-back.

He has chiefly grown up playing the fullback/wing-back role, with equal emphasis on going forward and delivering crosses along with the defensive duties against wingers.

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In terms of the attributes, the youngster is rapid enough to make runs forward and recover in time if needed. He has a very good defensive sense and is good at one-vs-one defending. He is physically strong on/off the ball and can cross the ball with menace.

Apart from minor glitches, Clark’s game is sorted to a larger extent. Subtle improvements would be enough to make him a top-quality player in the coming years.

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All in all, we can conclude by saying that Leicester City have bagged a coup by signing Mitch Clark this summer. He would be with the U-23s but the quality is there for him to make a mark in the first-team as well.

Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
Other than that, I am an Electronics Engineer!

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