Sheffield win was for Broadbent - Barrow coach Clark

Gary Broadbent
Barrow captain Gary Broadbent was warmly applauded off the field in Saturday's 36-26 victory against Sheffield Eagles

Barrow head coach Dave Clark says Saturday's 36-26 home win against Sheffield was the perfect parting gift for full-back Gary Broadbent.

The Raiders captain, 34, was making his final appearance at the club's Craven Park home, with the final two games away to Hunslet and Toulouse.

"It was great to send him off with a win," Clark told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"He's had a fantastic career, and for a send-off like that, there was guts and determination in that team today."

Clark, who took over from the departed Nigel Wright in July, has expressed an interest in retaining the former Salford player's services in a coaching capacity.

"He's very intelligent, you can see it when he plays the game," Clark added.

"He's so passionate, he puts his body on the line every week, so consistent, and I'm sure he'd offer a lot more as a coach as well.

"I'd like to see him on board but that's his decision now."

Prior to joining Barrow in October 2008, the former England international made 119 appearances in Super League for Salford, and has also enjoyed stints with Widnes and Whitehaven.

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