Billy Clarke begins his lengthy recuperation

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Billy Clarke is pleased with the way the operation on his serious knee ligaments injury went but admits he is finding it very difficult to watch his Blackpool team-mates playing in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old was told his season was over after he suffered the injury just two minutes into the Seasiders' opening pre-season fixture against Tiverton.

"The lads have done brilliantly but I'm not too good at watching," Clarke admitted."Winning 4-0 at Wigan was great but in my head I just wanted to be out there.

"The operation went well, according to the surgeon, and I'm just on a slow rehab at the moment.

"I need to get my leg working and bending and to make sure I don't lose much muscle in my thigh area. That's probably the plan for the next six to eight weeks.

"I need to get a full range of movement back in my knee and then I can hopefully start cycling. I'll probably be able to start light jogging a month after that."

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