Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke hasn’t held back with his view on Alan Power’s challenge on Rangers’ Ryan Jack.

Power was booked for a boot to the face on Jack in the recent Scottish Cup tie between the sides, and did not receive a ban from the SFA for the challenge.

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Gers boss Steven Gerrard felt that the challenge was worth looking at, but the SFA took no action.

Now Clarke has had his say on the incident.

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“Someone said he could have knocked Ryan Jack’s eye out” Clarke told the Daily Record.

“I Googled it. Nobody has ever lost an eye from a high boot on a football pitch, so the hysteria can die down.”

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No doubt the debate on the challenge will run and run, particularly after Clarke’s comments.

Clarke’s side had a tough schedule to juggle in the week ahead. They take on Celtic at Rugby Park on Sunday, then play Rangers in the cup replay on Wednesday night.

Power is certain to get a hot reaction when he takes to the pitch at Ibrox, following the incident with Jack.

The Power-Jack incident really did have a bearing on the game, as had Power been sent-off Rangers would have played against 10 men for the entire second-half.

No doubt Clarke will have more to say on this incident and any others should any occur in Killie’s upcoming fixtures.




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