What I don't understand is why are most going potty over this guy but seem dead against giving our own a go such as Forester, whats the difference?
One difference is experience. Clarke has over 60 first team appearances in the English and Scottish Leagues (not too bad for a 21 year old) so he has quite possibly got an advantage over our Academy products in that respect. A decent season in a lower league for Forrester and he will possibly be better equipped to force his way into the first team squad.
It is easy to underestimate the difference a reasonable spell in lower league football makes to a player. I remember seeing Souttar play at Morecambe (Checkatrade trophy?) for us a few years ago. You could tell he had potential but he was far from ready for regular games for the first team - and I was not the only Stokie who felt that - indeed some thought he would not make the grade for Stoke. Seeing him play for us after a couple of seasons at Fleetwood was like chalk and cheese.