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INTERVIEW: Jonson Clarke-Harris On Why He Is Buzzing

The striker recently signed a two-year deal with the Sky Blues...

15 June 2018

Earlier this week, Coventry City agreed a deal with Jonson Clarke-Harris to make his loan a permanent move ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Back in January 2018, Jonson made his return to the club he rose through the ranks at, as he agreed a loan spell from then club, Rotherham United.

The striker went on to score four goals for Mark Robins side, as he helped to play his part in Coventry securing promotion back into League One at the first time of asking.

Now, the 23 year-old has agreed a two-year deal with City and he can't wait to get back started when pre-season begins.

"I’m absolutely buzzing." He said.

"If you can remember what I was saying in January when I said I couldn’t wait to come back, it’s still the same feeling.

"It’s the place that has always given me a chance in the first place when I was doing nothing, I was just chilling with my mates as a kid and I wasn’t really playing football apart from a kickaround on a Sunday and then Coventry gave me my chance to turn myself into what I am today.

"The staff have been unbelievable since I came back.

"Jason Farndon is one of the main reason why I came back, because he knew what I was going through when I was younger and he knew what I was capable of and he has put a word in with the Manager.

"Then Adi is an unbelievable coach and he is a pleasure to work with and I can’t wait to carry on working with the Manager and everyone else."

After joining on Deadline Day on loan, Jonson helped to get the Sky Blues League Two campaign back underway when he stepped up to score the penalty against Mansfield Town, which helped spark a six game unbeaten run.

Clarke-Harris came off the bench during the 3-1 Play-Off final victory against Exeter City late last month and he described the day as the perfect way to finish the season, but he is looking to kick on again next season.

He said: "It was the best possible way to end the season.

"I’m pleased for all the boys, the Gaffer, the coaches and everyone because it is what we have worked towards and it’s what we wanted and we got it!

"My aim now is to keep developing myself, to become fitter and stronger and it would be good for me this season to have a good pre-season and to go into the new season with the chance of playing games.

"And also, the same thing like I said when I came in January, I came here to get promotion and win and I think that is exactly what we’re going to do again this year, no holding back."


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