The Sheffield Wednesday midfielder is back at Hillsborough after a productive four months in Kent.
Clare spent the past four months on loan at Priestfield, playing 23 times in various positions - including right-back - from which he scored one goal and created another.
But despite the wishes of many Gills fans, the 21-year-old is heading back to Hillsborough for the foreseeable future, as the player himself alluded to on Thursday.
Here's how those in Kent have responded to Clare's exit - it's good news for Wednesday by the sound of it...
I am gutted... everything a club would want in a loan signing (or permanent).... I will follow your career ... excellent player, lovely guy... thank YOU for your excellent work and good luck for the future.. you'll be missed massively...— Loonpotter (@Loonpotter) 4 January 2018
Sean this has ruined my day! You were critical to us staying up. Thank you for everything you done for us Gills. You’re going to be a great player. I hope Sheffield don’t leave you rotting on the bench or reserves if you do I’m bringing the calvary to bring you back :)— Charlene Neeve (@NeeveyZ22) 4 January 2018
One of the best loanees we've had at the club. Best of luck for rest of season. Maybe we'll see you in a Gills shirt again in the future!— Craig Ridley ⚽️ (@ridleycrag1) 4 January 2018
Gutted to see you wont be coming back. You did a great job for us .Best of luck in your career Sean #Gills— Stephen ⚽️ (@KFG2003) 4 January 2018
Was begging to see you were staying until end of season. GUTTED :(— Jonathan Stone (@jonstone1980) 4 January 2018
From a Gills fan, he definitely did, quality player u've got on ur hands, he will shine if u give him the chance!— Jordan Tomsett (@jordan5tomsett) 4 January 2018
Buy Him Back Know— ShaunWooding (@Shaun_Wooding) 5 January 2018
Will be greatly missed,top player and I'm hoping the chairman is doing everything he can to get him back,if we can't then thank you Sean Clare and all the best— Matthew newman (@Matthew00527714) 5 January 2018
With Sheffield Wednesday in the midst of an injury crisis - the Owls could have nine players sidelined for Saturday's FA Cup trip to Carlisle United - it is likely that Clare will be staying put for the time being.
However, much like another recently recalled Wednesday midfielder - Jack Stobbs - Clare cannot feature against Carlisle having already appeared in this season's competition, for Gillingham.
Should Sheffield Wednesday give Clare a chance in the coming weeks?