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INTERVIEW: Jonson Clarke-Harris On Gillingham Draw

The striker scored on his return to the side...

26 August 2018

Sky Blues striker Jonson Clarke-Harris is hoping the performance against Gillingham this past weekend is something to build on.

The striker made his return to the starting eleven for the first time in the 2018/19 season and marked it by putting the Sky Blues in the lead at Priestfield.

Talking after the game, Jonson told the local press that he was pleased to be back in the side but thought him and his team mates deserved all three points.

He said: “What a way to come back and put in a good performance like that, it’s something to build on for next week.

“I think I took my goal well.

“The team put in an unbelievable performance and worked hard, we should’ve killed it off and I should’ve killed it off with my second header.

“We worked hard and I thought we deserved something, but the last 15 minutes it turned, and they got a goal and went for it, but we’re pleased.”

The 24-year old hadn’t featured for the Sky Blues since his substitute appearance in the opening day fixture against Scunthorpe United at the Ricoh Arena.

Haven’t started for the City Under-23s on Monday, the striker was back on the scoresheet in a 4-2 win over Burnley Under-23s.

Now, Jonson is hoping the hard-work he has put in over the last few weeks will ensure that he has grabbed his opportunity.

“It’s been frustrating, I don’t think I was mentally ready to play, I’ve had some personal issues of myself and I’m just happy to be back now and doing what I love.” Jonson said.

“I’ve been knocking on his (Mark Robins) door asking what I can do better and what I need to do to get in the team and this week and last week I’ve done exactly what he wanted and that’s why I played, if you work hard you get in the team.

“I’m disappointed I haven’t been in the squad for the other games, but you have to take your chances when you’re given them and I think I have.

“There’s places up for grabs and we hadn’t scored from open play and now after I’ve scored I hope that gaffer will keep the faith in me and I can keep putting in performances like that.”

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