Chesterfield are close to completing a deal to sign Rotherham United’s Jonson Clarke-Harris according to a report from journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Earlier in the week, Rotherham completed a deal to sign Caolan Lavery on loan from Sheffield United until the end of the season. While this was a boost for a Millers side looking to get promoted back to the Sky Bet Championship, it did force some strikers back down the pecking order. This includes Clarke-Harris who now looks like he might struggle to get into their first team.
This means a move is on the cards as he looks to make sure he plays regular football for the rest of the season. And he won’t have to travel that far as he is close to completing a move to Chesterfield. At the moment, the Spireites are at the wrong end of Sky Bet League Two but are just outside the relegation zone in 22nd place. But they know that they need to strengthen their squad to make sure they don’t drop out of the EFL and having a powerful forward like Clarke-Harris would be a massive boost for them.
Despite being aged 23-years-old, Clarke-Harris has already been around a lot and has played across the country. He started with Coventry City before moving onto Peterborough United though he would end up making his name with Oldham Athletic. It was his good form with the Latics that earned him a big move to Rotherham though he has often struggled for form in South Yorkshire.