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INTERVIEW: Jonson Clarke-Harris Reflects On Barnet Win

The striker scored his third goal since his return...

11 March 2018

The Sky Blues returned to action after 11 days without a game with three points against Barnet, with a 1-0 win in League Two action at the Ricoh Arena.

Due to postponement with weather last week, City had been without a game since 1-0 away win at Wycombe, but they made it back to back wins against the Bees.

Deadline Day signing, Jonson Clarke-Harris proved to get the winning goal, with his first at the Ricoh for the Sky Blues.

It was the striker’s third goal since he re-joined the club on loan from Rotherham United and he was happy to notch his third goal.

“I have noticed that the good teams have that little bit of extra quality which we saw towards the end when Sparky sent the ball in – not sure if it was a cross or a shot – and I tapped it in.

“I was in between the sticks, where you have to be, and it was in the back of the net from about three yards out.

“To be honest I thought I was off-side and looked across at the linesman but I wasn’t, so I was very relieved, but the only thing that mattered today was three points.”

Despite the three points and move level on points with the play-off places, in joint seventh with Lincoln City, Clarke-Harris admitted he thought it was a poor game against the Bees.

“I think the word of the day is relieved because all the lads are disappointed with the way we played,” he said.

“We started off slow but you have to find a way to win games and we managed to do that with a bit of quality at the end.

“We are buzzing that we won the game but disappointed with the way we have played.

“I can’t put my finger one why it was so poor but sometimes when things aren’t going for you they just aren’t going for you.

He added: “I sensed we were getting stronger and getting more into the game apart from when they had a shot in the first five seconds of the second half and almost scored. Had they scored then the game is completely different.

“But we felt we were getting closer and closer. Sparky had a good chance and he was unfortunate because he did what strikers do and that’s head it down, and he maybe caught it too well and it bounced over.”

Clarke-Harris has now been back with Coventry for just under six weeks and has managed to work his way into the starting eleven and he is delighted with his time at the club so far.

He said: “I’m enjoying myself here at Coventry. I am comfortable here. All the lads have welcomed me with open arms so I am ready to fight and work for them, and I hope they are ready to work for me as well.

“I can’t thank the gaffer any more because I know he’s given me a chance. I was sitting down not playing football so I am happy that I can repay him in goals and show him what I can do.

“They have brought me here to score goals. That’s my job.”


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