Stoke City manager, Michael O’Neill has hailed Jack Clarke for his start to life with the Potters.
The winger joined them on loan this month as he looks to get some first-team action under his belt.
After struggling in his loan spells at Leeds United and QPR last season, the club kept him at home for the first half of this campaign.
He is now looking to show Jose Mourinho that he has a lot to offer while turning out for Stoke City.
Clarke was handed his first start by the Potters in their 2-1 loss to Watford, and he did well.
He may have ended on the losing team, but his performance in the game earned him praise from his manager.
O’Neill said that Clarke did well and handled the pressure of his first start in almost two years.
He praised him for how he linked up well with Nathan Collins and Joe Allen.
Michael O’Neill said via the Stoke Sentinel: “I thought he was very good. You can see straight away his ability on the ball. He can handle the ball very well. I thought he linked very well with Nathan Collins on that side and Joe Allen.
“That’s two very young players who handled it very well against two very good players on that side. It was a good start from Jack.
“In the three games since he’s come in he’s shown great quality and I think he can add something to us.”