Welcome back Sean Clare
Sean Clare, who was once in Charlton’s academy has signed on a 2-year deal from Oxford United.
By all accounts a natural ball-carrying midfielder the 24-year who ended last season being part of Burton Albion’s renaissance has signed for an undisclosed fee.
Clare, who began professional life at Sheffield Wednesday, has played 40 games at L1 level, but 50 or so in the Scottish Premiership with Hearts, where his form encouraged Karl Robinson to sign him last summer for £100,000 on a 3-year deal.
Clare played regularly for Oxford although mostly at right-back and Robinson surprised Oxford fans by shifting him onto relegation doomed Burton in January. Under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Clare thrived on loan as Burton went on a promotion-like run and easily stayed up.
Interestingly like George Dobson, it is just a 2-year contract for Sean Clare who I hope arrives hungry with a point to prove. Good luck to you Sean and welcome back to The Valley.