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INTERVIEW: New signing Jonson Clarke-Harris looks ahead to tomorrow's clash with Forest Green Rovers

The Sky Blues face Forest Green Rovers at the New Lawn in SkyBet League Two...

2 February 2018

New-signing Jonson Clarke-Harris says he is raring to show the Sky Blues fans what he can do, starting tomorrow at Forest Green’s New Lawn.

The 23-year-old rejoined on deadline day as part of a 6-month loan deal with parent club Rotherham United, six years on after being released.

“I feel like I am home. It is a really good feeling,” he said.

“I have had to take the long route round to becoming a Coventry City player, but this is where I should have been in the first place and I am looking forward to cracking on and hopefully getting promotion.

“It was very frustrating to be released as a teenager, but things happen for a reason. I can show everybody now why it was the wrong decision to let me go.

“I have scored against Coventry a few times since I have been gone. I gave the fans a bit of stick and they gave me a bit of stick”, he said with a laugh. “That’s football! This time round I will be scoring for Coventry and showing everybody what I can do.

“I am technically better than I was. I have learned the game a lot more. I am an all round better player now than what I was.”

As an academy graduate, Clarke-Harris is back working with some familiar faces from the past, as part of the junior side that produced Lee Burge.

“I can see why Coventry’s academy is so good because the players who are still here, and even those who have moved on, are all having really good careers.

“Hopefully I can come back and do what I need to do and take the club forward.

“The front two are doing really well so I will have to be patient. I am settling in first, but I am ready for when I am needed. It is a team game and we are all chasing the same thing. It does not matter who is playing as long as we get promotion at the end of the season.

He added: “I hope the fans forgive and forget for the past. I’ll just have to see what happens. The games are coming thick and fast so there will be some rotation in the squad. I am just happy to be back.”

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