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Peter Clarke

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

03/01/1982

Height

183 cm

Signed

19/07/2016

Country

England

A veteran of the game, Peter Clarke has been club captain since his arrival in 2016.

Clarke began his career with Everton during his time there he made nine league appearances and had loan spells with several league clubs.

He then joined Blackpool on a permanent basis in 2004, where he also captained the club. He has also captained Southend United, who he joined in 2006, before joining Huddersfield Town in 2009.

He helped the Terriers to win promotion out of League One via the play-offs in 2012.

He returned to Blackpool in July 2014 but was released after the club were relegated from the Championship at the end of the season.

He joined Bury in May 2015. He won the Player of the Season award at Blackpool, Southend, Huddersfield (twice) and Bury in the 2004/05, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2015/16 seasons respectively.

He also earned Oldham’s Player of the Season award for the 2016/17 where he played a vital role in ensuring the club’s survival status.

Clarke spent time on loan back at Bury towards the back end of last season, but his return will provide vital experience in the Oldham backline.

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