According to the Daily Mail, Preston are in the race to sign Bristol Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris.
Clarke-Harris, 24, has been a real nomad in recent years. After showing potential at Peterborough, he ended up at Oldham Athletic, earning a move to Rotherham United in 2014 after 10 goals in 55 games.
Since then, Clarke-Harris has struggled to settle. Loan moves to Milton Keynes Dons, Doncaster Rovers and Coventry City have materialised, and he joined the latter permanently last summer.
Bristol Rovers then signed him in January, and he has been in blistering form of late. Clarke-Harris has hit nine goals in his last nine League One games, and has scored in three successive games.
Unsurprisingly, his exploits are sparking interest. The Daily Mail claim that Preston are in the race for Clarke-Harris’s signature, alongside Hull City and Reading.
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He’s of a good size at 6ft tall, possessing real strength and a decent turn of pace. Clarke-Harris has always seemed like a talented player, but has just never fully realised his potential.
Signing a player off the back of a League One purple patch would be a real gamble for North End, especially after his prior struggles in the Championship.
North End also have Seani Maguire, Louis Moult and Jayden Stockley at the club. For that reason, a move for Clarke-Harris would be a shock, but he’s a name to keep an eye on.