Clark - No Ireland regrets
Ciaran Clark insists he has no regrets about pledging his international allegiance to Ireland.
Last Updated: 29/11/10 10:27am
Aston Villa starlet Ciaran Clark insists he has no regrets about pledging his international allegiance to Republic of Ireland.
Clark, who could have played for England after representing them at Under 18, U 19 and U 20 level, decided to play his international football for the Ireland.
The 21-year-old, who has impressed for Villa this season, is hoping to make his Republic of Ireland debut against Macedonia in March and he is happy with his choice of snubbing England.
"I've made my decision, I am Irish," Clark told The Mirror.
"I've played for England in the younger age groups but the time has come and I've decided to play for Ireland if selected.
"All my family is based in Ireland. If selected I'm sure I will have so much support over there.
"I am just looking forward to the next international game now as I was injured for the last one but there are a lot of games before then for Villa."
Clark, who scored two goals for Villa as an emergency midfielder against Arsenal on Saturday, admits he did not have time to enjoy his goals as he tried to get his side back into the game before going on to lose 4-2.
He added: "I didn't have time to celebrate, I just wanted to get the ball back and push on for the next one."