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Ross Clarke (centre) was on target in Linfield's defeat of Warrenpoint Town

Ross Clarke (centre) was on target in Linfield's defeat of Warrenpoint Town

Ross Clarke (centre) was on target in Linfield's defeat of Warrenpoint Town

Linfield boss Warren Feeney has confessed that cross-water clubs have asked about talented winger Ross Clarke.

The 21-year-old Kircubbin lad scored a fine goal in the Blues' 3-0 victory over Warrenpoint Town on Saturday and Feeney believes there's more to come.

"Ross was excellent but I said to him that he's got to get better," said the former Northern Ireland international.

"You can't afford to rest on your laurels in football, you've got to look at your mistakes and think about how you can improve. He likes to cut inside and he scored a nice goal by doing that, but I think maybe he cuts inside too much. If you're roasting the left-back on the outside then why not keep going down the outside?

"But at the end of the day, he's still a kid and he's still learning the game. There has been some interest in him and I've taken a few phone calls about the lad, but I think Ross is at the right club now. We've got him for another two years and I think he's just got to get his head down."

Clarke opened the scoring ahead of Sammy Morrow and Jamie Mulgrew netting inside 19 minutes, leaving Town boss Barry Gray to comment: "It was eight minutes of madness from a defensive perspective. We actually did pretty well for most of the game but we gifted them three goals in the opening 20 minutes."

Belfast Telegraph