Dundee United have announced that Nicky Clark has agreed a new deal- but he won’t feature again this season.

The forward has been brilliant for Robbie Neilson’s rampant Tangerines this term. He’s scored seven goals and provided three assists, whilst also proving to be a brilliant partner for the lethal Lawrence Shankland.

The Dundee United man will be out for a while. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

During Saturday’s 4-1 win over Partick Thistle though he appeared to suffer a bad ankle injury. Neilson confirmed he would miss an ‘extended period’ after the game and the club have officially confirmed a timescale.

He’ll miss the rest of the season after fracturing a bone in his ankle. Clark is currently in hospital recuperating and surgery is required to repair the bone.

It’s a cruel blow after such a good season but there is some light with regards to Clark. The club have agreed terms with him to stay at Tannadice until the summer of 2021.

Sticking around. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

An announcement on that front is due in the coming days. In the meantime, Tony Asghar has expressed his sympathy for the Tangerine’s attacker on the club website.

“Everyone at United is gutted for Nicky,” said Asghar. “He has had a tremendous season so far, and his contribution of goals and consistent performances have played a massive part in us being in the position we find ourselves in currently.

“On the upside, we have agreed terms with Nicky to extend his current contract to keep him at the Club until at least the summer of 2021 and should confirm that in the coming days.

Extension reward. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“Nicky will have an operation today (Sunday 12th January) and then start his rehabilitation in the good hands of our medical team at the HPC at the University of St Andrews.”

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