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Jonson sets Latics' goals

12 May 2013

New boy on his dream move

New Latics' signing Jonson Clarke-Harris is excited by his move to Boundary Park.

"I am buzzing and it is hard to put into words what it means to me to be joining Latics," explained the 18-year-old striker who is pictured.

He continued: "I am looking forward to playing regularly and also for helping the team to do well.

"I am very impressed with Lee Johnson and look forward to working with him. Hopefully it will be a good partnership.

"My aims are to play regularly, score goals and enjoy my football. If you are not happy, you don't play well and be yourself.

"I will be working hard and hopefully I will play a lot of games and score between 10 and 15 games."

Clarke-Harris is impressed by the quality of players at Boundary Park believing they will help make him a better player.

He added that he was aware Latics were watching him during his loan spell with Bury from Peterborough United.

Clarke-Harris began his career at Coventry City who scouted him as an under-15's player with junior team Beaumont Town.

He was a defensive midfield player, but was pushed up front for one match and in that game was spotted by Coventry where he became their youngest-ever first-team player at the age of 16 years and 20 days.

"I wasn't aware I was the youngest player until the match had finished. But it is good to be recognised as having played professional football since the age of 16 years," he explained.

Clarke-Harris was released by Coventry at the end of his scholarship when last summer he signed for Peterborough.

He said: "I liked it at Peterborough but found it frustrating because I was never given a chance to play.

"That is why I went to Southend and Bury to get some games."

Clarke-Harris made four starts and eight substitute appearances for Bury scoring four goals, form which put him on the radar of Latics.

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