It's all about the service as award winner Clarke-Harris pays tribute to Posh team-mates

Posh striker Jonson Clarke-Harris has paid tribute to his team-mates after he claimed the Sky Bet League One player of the month award for February.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 10:07 am
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 10:08 am
Jonson Clarke-Harris was named league one player of the month for February

The former Bristol Rovers striker grabbed the gong after a superb month that saw him score in every one of the games he played in.

In all, Clarke-Harris netted eight goals in February as Posh stormed to the top of the table, but the 26-year-old was quick to share the credit with his fellow players.

Clarke-Harris is the joint leading scorer in league one with 21 goals from 33 games, and asked about his prolific record he said: "It's about the quality that is coming in.

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"If you put the ball into the right areas, then it is every striker's dream to get on the end of crosses, especially the type of crosses that have been coming in.

"So I am only scoring because of the quality that's coming in.

"It was a good month, not just for me but for the whole club as well, and we have worked hard."

March has started quite so well for Posh, as they have claimed just one point out of a possible nine, losing to both Burton Albion and Hull City, and drawing 0-0 at Oxford United.

But Darren Ferguson's men are still in a fantastic position, and despite not playing at the weekend, they remain second in the league one table thanks to rivals Lincoln City's shock home defeat at the hands of relegation-haunted Rochdale.

Doncaster also failed to win as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Northampton Town, while Sunderland and Portsmouth were involved on EFL Trophy Finals action at Wembley.

The only teams in the top 10 to win were leaders Hull, who saw off Oxford United 2-0 and Ipswich Town who beat Plymouth Argyle 1-0.

Posh are back in action on Tuesday night when they entertain managerless Pompey, with the south coast club sacking manager Kenny Jackett after their penalty shootout loss to league two Salford City in the 2020 EFL Tophy Final on Saturday.

Hull are without a game, so Posh can close the current six-point gap to just three with a win, and they would still have two games in hand on the Tigers.

"There is still a lot more hard work that has to be done," said Clarke-Harris, who will be hoping he can get back among the goals against Portsmouth.

"There are a lot of games coming up thick and fast, and we have to just take them one at a time and win as many as we can.

"Then we can see where we are come the end of the season."