Sheffield Wednesday plot late raid for 13-goal striker

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Sheffield Wednesday are plotting a late move for Bristol Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris according to Football Insider.

Reporter Pete O’Rourke is suggesting Wednesday boss Gary Monk is looking at the former Coventry City hitman along with Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic and Queens Park Rangers.

The report claims Rovers do not want to sell but are still bracing themselves for bids for their sought-after forward who appears to have finally found his scoring boots in Bristol after mediocre spells at a host of lower league clubs, including Rotherham, Oldham, and MK Dons.


The twenty-five-year-old has been in great form since arriving at the Memorial Stadium a year ago, scoring an impressive twenty-four goals in forty-five outings across all competitions, including thirteen so far this season.

Wednesday’s lack of firepower in attack is well documented, and news their leading scorer Steven Fletcher is out of action with a knee injury until March is not helping their potential goalscoring threat.

The report suggests the Owls are plotting a late move for Clarke-Harris to try and solve the problem, adding more firepower to their ranks and boosting their Championship play-off hopes.

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Rovers do not want to sell their star man, but if the money is right, every player has a price.

You could argue Clarke-Harris deserves a shot at a higher level after a blistering year at Rovers.

However, any club looking to take him will be hoping this form continues, and he doesn’t revert to the striker that previously played for eight clubs before arriving at Rovers in his mid-twenties.

Nonetheless, Clarke-Harris’ powerful forward play could be ideal for Wednesday if they do take a punt on currently one of the in-form strikers outside the top two divisions in England.

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