Ex Rotherham United player Clark Robertson on his career uncertainty as war rages in Israel

Clark Robertson in his days with Rotherham UnitedClark Robertson in his days with Rotherham United
Clark Robertson in his days with Rotherham United
THE career of a former Rotherham United player is in limbo after he fled war-torn Israel where more than 1,000 people have been killed in rocket attacks.

Centre-half Clark Robertson, who played for the Millers between 2018 and 2019, joined Israeli top-flight side Ashdod on a one-year deal in the summer.

The club are based less than half an hour from Gaza, the stronghold of Palestine militant group Hamas who began their assault last weekend.

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The Scot is back in the United Kingdom and has no idea when he will be able to play again.

“The club have been in touch,” he said. “They say it could be a few weeks, it could be months. They just don't know at this point.”

Robertson, who made 69 appearances for Rotherham and helped them win League One promotion in 2020, was enjoying life overseas and hopes to wear Ashdod colours again.

“I've always wanted to play abroad,” he said. “Israel is an amazing country. The lifestyle is good and the standard of football is very good. When everything calms down and it's safe I'm more than happy to return.”

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The 30-year-old spent 26 hours at Tel Aviv Airport before finally managing to board a flight to Budapest on Sunday evening and fly back to the UK the following day.

He is staying in touch with his teammates via a WhatsApp group

“I'm just glad to be home,” he said. “It's a crazy, tragic situation. None of the Israeli players have experienced anything like it before. Everyone is taken aback by how quickly things have escalated.”