Bristol Rovers face battle to keep hold of Jonson Clarke-Harris

. Jonson Clarke-Harris of Bristol Rovers   during the Checkatrade Trophy Semi Final Tie between Bristol Rovers and Sunderland at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol on Tuesday 5th March 2019.

HITC Sport understands Bristol Rovers ace Jonson Clarke-Harris is a man in demand.

Jonson Clarke-Harris of Bristol Rovers shoots at goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Bristol Rovers and Luton Town at Memorial Stadium on March 30, 2019 in Bristol, United...

A number of Championship and League One clubs are preparing moves for Bristol Rovers hit-man Jonson Clarke-Harris before the close of the transfer window, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Clarke-Harris was a revelation for Bristol Rovers after joining them from Coventry in the January transfer window, averaging a goal a game in the second half of the campaign.

 

The 24-year-old was one of the most in-form strikers in the country last term scoring 11 goals in 11 games to help fire Bristol Rovers clear of relegation trouble in League One.

Clarke-Harris won the League One Player of the Month for April as reward for his brilliant form and he was also nominated for goal of the season for a stunning strike against Gillingham.

Jonson Clarke-Harris of Bristol Rovers battles for possession with David Fox and Ruben Lameiras of Plymouth Argyle during the Sky Bet League One match between Plymouth Argyle and Bristol...

Clarke-Harris' goals and all-round performances have brought him on the radar of several Championship and top League One sides as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of the new season.

Bristol Rovers are reluctant to lose their star striker, but they could be forced to cash-in on Clarke-Harris for the right offer due to tight finances at the club.

Clarke-Harris is understood to have a buy-out in his contract and Bristol Rovers are bracing themselves for offers for the former Oldham and Rotherham forward.

Blackpool's Curtis Tilt competing with Bristol Rovers' Jonson Clarke-Harris  during the Sky Bet League One match between Bristol Rovers and Blackpool at Memorial Stadium on March 2, 2019...

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