Posh record-breaker Clarke-Harris is not interested in personal glory - it’s all about winning promotion for him

Peterborough United goal machine Jonson Clarke-Harris doesn’t care about personal records or goal tallies - he wants nothing except promotion from the Championship this season.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 6:00 am
Jonson Clarke-Harris of Peterborough United heads in the equalising goal against Wigan Athletic. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

The 26 year-old set a Posh record from the club’s Football League era by scoring in a seventh consecutive game on Saturday (February 27). He scored both goals in the final 10 minutes as Posh came from behind to beat Wigan 2-1 at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Clarke-Harris will equal Aaron Mclean’s seven-game scoring streak in Football League matches if he nets at Oxford United tomorrow evening (March 2, 7pm).

Not that’s bothered about that.

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Posh striker Jonson Clarke-Harris converts the match-winning penalty against Wigan. Photo: David Lowndes.

“It’s about winning games, not setting records,” Clarke-Harris, a million pound signing from Bristol Rovers in the summer stated bluntly. “It’s not about setting personal bests. It’s about winning promotion.

“The club paid a lot of money for me in the summer and it’s my job to deliver goals.

“It was hard work for us against Wigan. They played very well, but it’s important to be able to grind out wins like this one. Even when we went 1-0 down late in the game Frankie Kent is telling everyone we can still win and that gave me belief which I passed onto others.

“It is about points over performances. We have played well and lost this season. Sometimes you have to grind a result out and we did that.

“My first goal was all down to a superb cross from Harrison Burrows. He does that in training all the time. He’s only 19 so what a bright future he has.

“The second one was a penalty and I’m always up to take one no matter what the situation. I have missed a penalty this season, but I don’t dwell on that. I don’t look back and I was confident of scoring this one. I made my mind up early what I was going to.

“We’re now able to rest, recover and be ready for a tough game at Oxford.”

Clarke-Harris now has 21 League One goals and 23 in all competitions this season. It’s the most productive season of his career and there are still 16 matches to go.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson added: “If we give Jonson service in the penalty area he will score.”