"Everybody here knows the qualities of Maxi," said Clarke.
"He's been unfortunate this year that he's not had an extended run in the team, but what it does say about him is that he is a complete professional.
"When you're not in the team, it's difficult to come in every day, work hard and be prepared for your chance. Maxi has worked hard every day in training.
"When Maxi went in, he did a fantastic job for us."