Clarke eyeing loan deal
Billy Clarke is hopeful of making a loan switch if his recuperation picks up in the next few weeks.
Last Updated: 19/02/11 6:02pm
Blackpool striker Billy Clarke is hopeful of making a loan switch if his recuperation picks up in the next few weeks.
The 22-year-old, who ruptured a cruciate ligament during a pre-season friendly, has now returned to light training.
If the former Ipswich man recovers quicker than expected, it is likely he would have to go out on loan to play any first-team football after being left out of Ian Holloway's 25-man squad.
He told the club's official website: "If I can get fit before the loan deadline I might look to go out somewhere but I'm not going to rush it.
"There will only be six weeks or so left in the season, so I won't rush back too early for the sake of five or six games.
"It would be nice to play this season but my main aim is getting through the next few weeks and doing well in training.
"The recovery period is supposed to be six to nine months. I'm just over the six-month mark and as the weeks go by the risk of re-injury lessens.
"I've had to concentrate on strengthening my knee and other areas of my leg every day. I have to build it up before I can start running and sprinting.
"I'll have to do the exercises every day for the rest of my career. It's about maintaining full strength in my knee in the future."