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Ambitious Robertson in contract talks with Blackpool and other clubs

Clark Robertson
Clark Robertson

Out-of-contract Blackpool defender Clark Robertson has admitted he is weighing up his options for the future.

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The defender’s current deal comes to an end this summer, though he is in talks with the club over extending his three-year stay.
However, the 24-year-old Scot, who has enjoyed a fine campaign with the Seasiders, has ambitions of playing at a higher level and has revealed he is in discussions with other clubs.
“I’m in negotiations with Blackpool just now and those talks are ongoing,” Robertson told The Gazette.
“But I do have a few other options as well. I’m speaking to other clubs at the minute and I’m just weighing up my options.
“I’ve loved my time at Blackpool and if something was to be done I’d be more than happy to sign.
“I would rather get things done sooner rather than later, so I can relax and enjoy my summer.
“But my agent is doing most of the work and he is speaking to other clubs as well as Blackpool.
“We’re just weighing everything up and seeing what is best for the family. They have moved down to Lytham with me and they are really enjoying it.
“I am definitely keen to play at a higher level and I think my performances this season have shown I can do that. My ambition is to get into the Championship, so we will see what happens.”
That is not the only aim Robertson has – the former Aberdeen man still harbours ambitions of playing for Scotland’s national side.
When asked if he can realise those ambitions at Blackpool, Robertson replied: “I’m not too sure. I don’t know if the Scotland manager will be looking at me while I’m at Blackpool.
“With the way the club is just now, maybe I do need to be playing at a higher level with a bigger club.
“I’m not too sure, though, because if you’re playing well you should be getting noticed regardless of what club you’re playing for.
“I want to kick on next season regardless of where I am, but it is one of my ambitions to get in the Scotland squad.
“Hopefully I can do that in the next couple of years.”