Clarke to rejoin Quakers

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Bradford City defender Matthew Clarke is rejoining Darlington on a month's loan.

Clarke only left the League Two side over the summer, but has endured a fitful start to his career at Valley Parade.

Injury has hindered the centre half's progress and he was sent off against Scunthorpe United last week in his sole appearance for Bradford.

He is now returning to Darlington to ease an injury crisis after the club's on-loan defender Evan Horwood was ruled out for a month with a leg injury.

Bantams boss Colin Todd feels Clarke will benefit from his month-long stint at his former club.

"He needs regular football and at the moment he isn't going to get that here," Todd told the Telegraph & Argus.

"That is one of the main reasons why we are letting him go."

Meanwhile, Darlington are also assessing Sheffield United youngster Chris Robertson during a week-long trial.

Robertson is hoping to follow Horwood to The TFM Arena, although he will hope for better fortune than his Blades team-mate if he is signed by The Quakers.