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Jonson Clarke-Harris

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Biography

Date of birth

21/07/1994

Height

183 cm

Signed

01/09/2014

Country

England

A youngster who began his career in the midlands, Jonson Clarke-Harris became Rotherham United’s record signing when the Millers swooped just half an hour before the Summer transfer deadline in 2014.

Coventry City’s youngest ever player, after appearing at just 16 years and 20 days for the Sky Blues in the League Cup, he never actually made a league appearance for them and instead moved to Peterborough United and subsequently Oldham Athletic. It was in Lancashire where he really made his name, having hit his first goals during a loan spell at Bury, whilst with his previous club, he soon took to his new surroundings at Boundary Park, hitting eight goals in all competitions and collecting the Young Player of the Season.

He started the 14/15 season with a goal against Doncaster Rovers before signing for the Millers just before the transfer deadline. He scored his first goal for the club in spectacular style helping the Millers to a 2-1 victory over Leeds United live on Sky Sports. He netted in the following game in a 3-3 draw with Fulham and scored again in a home draw with Huddersfield. He ended the season with loan spells at MK Dons and Doncaster before returning to play in the final game of the season against Leeds United.

Last season Clarke-Harris flourished under the then boss Neil Redfearn scoring some spectacular goals in victories over Bristol City and Bolton Wanderers. He ended the campaign with six goals to his name but wasn't an automatic pick towards the end of the season.

The striker was dealt a blow during the pre-season of 2016/17 after injurying his ACL resulting in a lengthy lay-off.

He battled back to play a part in the fina months of the campaign, impressing sufficiently to earn a new deal,

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