Di Canio blamed attitude problems for the sale of Sessegnon.
“I haven’t read the comments because I tend not to read the media," Clarke told the WBA website. “I’m not really sure what the context was but sometimes when a player leaves a club the manager will choose to make some critical comments.
“But that’s for every individual to decide how they want to deal with it. I’ve only known Stephane for ten days and I’ve not had too many chats with him. He’s quiet but when I was young I was quiet as well – it doesn’t make you introverted or a difficult character.
“Some people are quiet, some are loud, everybody has their own character. On the pitch Stephane is quick, direct, lively, he likes to take people on.
“He’s a dribbler, an entertainer and hopefully he’s gets many chances here to entertain the crowd.”
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