Stockport County, Stockport County set sights on swoop for 30-year-old

Stockport County set sights on swoop for 30-year-old

Stockport County, MK Dons and Bristol Rovers are interested in free agent defender Clark Robertson, according to the Daily Record (live transfer blog, 27.05.24, 13:36).

The centre-back could be set for a return to England this summer following a spell in Israel at F.C. Ashdod. He helped them finish in 6th position in the Israeli Premier League last season.

Stockport County, Stockport County set sights on swoop for 30-year-old
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Robertson, 30, moved abroad for a new chapter in his career last year. He has since become a popular figure at the HaYud-Alef Stadium but a move closer to home beckons for him ahead of the 2024/25 campaign.

According to the Daily Record, League One pair Stockport County and Bristol Rovers have identified him as a potential target, whilst MK Dons could try and persuade him to move to League Two under Mike Williamson following their play-off loss.

The Scotsman has a big decision to make as he prepares for a fresh challenge.

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Stockport County, Stockport County set sights on swoop for 30-year-old

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Stockport County, MK Dons and Bristol Rovers eye defender

Robertson is an experienced player and has racked up over 300 appearances in his career to date.

He rose up through the academy ranks at local side Aberdeen and broke into their first-team as a youngster before going on to play 68 matches for the Dons.

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Stockport County, Stockport County set sights on swoop for 30-year-old
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The former Scotland youth international then moved down the border for the first time in 2015 and had permanent spells at Blackpool and Rotherham United. He helped the latter gain promotion to the Championship in 2020.

Robertson joined Portsmouth a year later and spent two years at Fratton Park, making 52 outings before switching to Israel.

Where next for in-demand defender?

Stockport County won the fourth tier title last term and could see him as someone to bolster their defensive department.

They have a vacancy to fill in defence following Neill Byrne’s recent exit to Bradford City.

Bristol Rovers have a big few months ahead as ex-Exeter City and Rotherham United manager Matt Taylor looks to put his own stamp on the squad.

As for MK Dons, they are up against it in this transfer pursuit due to the fact they remain in the bottom division.

They were beaten in the play-offs at the semi-final stage by eventual winner Crawley Town and will be eyeing another promotion push next time around.

The Dons have signed winger Connor Lemonheigh-Evans from Stockport County recently and are in the hunt for some more new faces to strengthen their side.

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