Peterborough United have confirmed that they have signed striker Jonson Clarke-Harris from League One rivals Bristol Rovers.
The 26-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Posh.
Jonson Clarke-Harris Joins Peterborough United
Strengthening in Attack
Clarke-Harris brings an excellent goalscoring record to the Weston Homes Stadium.
The 26-year-old scored 16 goals in 32 appearances in the 2019/20 season, before its eventual curtailment due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
It capped off an excellent two years at the Memorial Stadium; during his time with the Gas he scored 27 goals in 49 appearances.
As a result, it has seen him earn a move to Peterborough, who are expected to challenge at the top of League One this season.
However, the 26-year-old’s arrival could spell the end of Ivan Toney’s time with the club. Manager Darren Ferguson is expecting Toney, who scored 26 goals last season, to leave this summer.
What Was Said?
Speaking about his new signing to the Peterborough website, manager Darren Ferguson said: “Jonson was our number one target and I am delighted that the deal is done and am looking forward to working with him. His goal-scoring record in the last two seasons with Bristol Rovers has been very, very good.
“He gives us the physicality that we may lose with Ivan. The other strikers aside from Ivan, Mo, Dembs and Ricky are all very talented in what they do, but they don’t have that physicality and in certain games when it is not going as well as you would like with the ball, you need someone to get hold of the ball and get you up the pitch.
“Jonson can do that and more. He has matured as a player. I managed him when he was a kid, he has developed and has done well at this level and he is ready for this step-up to a team that is trying to get into the Championship. I am absolutely delighted that the co-owners have allowed me to bring him, he is going to be a big signing for this football club.”
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