Moors are delighted to welcome Mansfield Town defender James Clarke to the club on a short-term loan.

The 21-year-old right back will remain at the ARMCO Arena until 29th December.

Clarke joined the Stags from Burnley prior to the 2019/20 campaign, where he was included in the first team squad during pre-season.

His impressive performances led to him making a handful of first team appearances in his maiden season with Mansfield.

Clarke had appeared 20 times coming into the current campaign and has since added to that – he currently has seven appearances to his name this season, four of those coming in League Two fixtures last month.

His last appearance came in a 6-3 victory over Newcastle United under 21’s in the EFL Trophy on 9th November.

The defender also has two caps at international level for Republic of Ireland under 18’s.

Manager Neal Ardley said: “Since losing Tyrone (Williams) we have been actively looking for a natural right back who can play in the position.

“James has played for Mansfield in League Two and has also captained the side in cup competitions.

“He has got a lot of the qualities we want in a right back and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Clarke will wear the squad number 2 during his time with Moors and is eligible for tomorrow’s home clash with Grimsby Town.