‘I’m sure he’ll be a big concern for them’ - Latest on Jonson Clarke-Harris’ fitness for Bristol Rovers ahead of Doncaster Rovers visit

Bristol Rovers top scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris will be fit for Doncaster Rovers’ visit to the Memorial Stadium this weekend.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 5:05 pm

Gas boss Ben Garner confirmed the striker is back available after sitting out their Leasing.com Trophy defeat to Stevenage in midweek due to a hip injury.

Former Doncaster loanee Clarke-Harris has scored 11 goals in 21 appearances this season and has been the subject of speculation linking him with a move away this month.

With the 25-year-old available for him this weekend, Garner expects Rovers will have given plenty of thought to the threat Clarke-Harris will pose.

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Jonson Clarke-Harris in action for Bristol Rovers
Jonson Clarke-Harris in action for Bristol Rovers

“He’s a key player for us,” Garner said.

“He gives us a great reference point and he’s a massive goal threat, so I’m sure he’ll be a big concern for them.

“He’s ready for the game tomorrow.

“I think he’ll be ok. He’s trained this morning and yesterday no problems, so he feels better with it.

“He’s strong in his mind and he’s got a good desire to play.”

Garner said there is a determination at the Memorial Stadium for the 2-0 defeat to Rovers earlier in the season.

He is still looking for his first win since taking over from Graham Coughlan, having lost three and drawn two in all competitions.

“I think Doncaster are a good side,” Garner said.

“They had a positive result when we went there earlier in the season, so we’re looking to turn that one around.

“I’m expecting a good game. We’re ready, prepared and focused, and we’re looking forward to a positive result.”