Gillingham fans send tweets to Sean Clare after Sheffield Wednesday loanee makes Gills debut

A general view of the interior of The Priestfield Stadium after the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Preston North End at The Priestfield Stadium on October 19, 2013 in...

Clare joined the Gills on loan from Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday.

A general view of the interior of The Priestfield Stadium after the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Preston North End at The Priestfield Stadium on October 19, 2013 in...Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium

On loan Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sean Clare made his Gillingham debut on Saturday, playing the final 25 minutes of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Shrewsbury Town.

The Gills were trailing by two goals when Clare entered the fray, but Josh Parker halved the deficit before Billy Bingham came close to equalising for the home side.

Accrington Stanley's English midfielder Sean Clare (2L) runs at goal but fails to score during the English FA cup fourth round football match between Middlesbrough and Accrington Stanley...Sean Clare (centre) in action for Accrington last season

The result saw Ady Pennock's side drop to 22nd in League One, and extended their winless run to eight matches since Good Friday.

Clare, who arrived at Sheffield Wednesday via the Nike Academy in early 2016, took to Twitter afterwards, expressing mixed emotions.

He posted: "Gutted about the result but happy to have made my @TheGillsFC debut. Unfortunate not to get a result be we will bounce back !! #Gills"

And based on the following responses, it would appear the 20-year-old made a positive impression at Priestfield.

Two of Clare's Sheffield Wednesday teammates, Jack Stobbs and Jordan Thorniley, were also in action for Port Vale and Accrington Stanley respectively on Saturday.

Defender Thorniley played the full 90 minutes as Accrington beat Morecambe 2-1 to move up to third in League Two.

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