24th Sep, 2018

Striker Jonson Clarke-Harris signs two-year deal with Coventry City from Rotherham United after loan spell

Les Reid 13th Jun, 2018 Updated: 13th Jun, 2018

COVENTRY City have signed striker Jonson Clarke-Harris on a two-year deal following his return to his parent club Rotherham United after a successful loan period.

The former Sky Blues academy player took to Twitter this afternoon to celebrate his permanent signing to the club where he started, at Coventry’s youth academy.

He tweeted: “If you know me you’ll be sure that I’m delighted to be back at @Coventry_City for the next 2 years the place where it all started very happy.”

He was brought in by boss Mark Robins as a loanee in January, and has been a successful addition to the squad, rotating the forward berth alongisde Mark McNulty with Max Biamou.

Clarke-Harris, aged 23, scored at Premier League Brighton in the fifth round of the FA Cup for city, and netted three League Two goals.

He is the youngest ever Coventry City first team player – at the age of 16 years and 21 days.

Robins said: “We’re very pleased to agree to sign Jonson on a permanent basis.

“Jonson was an important part of the squad that won promotion last season, and showed the attributes we know he has during his loan spell with us.

“He brings a strength and physicality to our play which will be important assets for us, as well as his goalscoring threat, and we hope he will have a big impact in League One.”

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