Doncaster Rovers linked with former Huddersfield captain Peter Clarke

Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke

Doncaster Rovers are interested in signing former Huddersfield captain Peter Clarke, according to reports.

Clarke, 32, is a free agent after being released by the Terriers.

According to the Huddersfield Examiner, Doncaster are one of several clubs interested in signing the experienced centre back.

Clarke spent five years at Huddersfield, making 224 appearances for the West Yorkshire club.

The former Southend and Blackpool defender said at the end of last season he hoped to stay in the Championship but hinted that geography could be a crucial factor in choosing his next destination.

He said: “There’s still plenty of football left in me and I want to keep going as long as possible.

“I’d certainly like to play in the Championship for as long as possible but, at the same time, I can’t up sticks and move my wife and kids too far.

“It’s about being happy both professionally and personally.”

Rovers boss Paul Dickov is short on defensive cover following the departures of Gabi Tamas and Abdoulaye Meite.

Doubts also remain over the fitness of Rob Jones, whose troublesome neck injury has kept the 34-year-old sidelined since October.

Clarke, who played alongside Rovers defender Jamie McCombe at Huddersfield, has also been linked with Preston, Barnsley and Fleetwood.