ROTHERHAM UNITED have recalled young striker Jonson Clarke-Harris from his loan spell at South Yorkshire neighbours Doncaster Rovers.
The 20-year-old forward, signed by the Millers in a club-record deal on the final day of the summer transfer window, has had an undistinguished spell at the Keepmoat Stadium.
His final appearance came off the bench in Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss at former club MK Dons, who he had linked up with for a month’s loan earlier this new year.
Ex-Oldham player Clarke-Harris was brought in by Rovers boss Paul Dickov, who worked with him for a spell at Boundary Park, until the end of season last month when the Keepmoat Stadium outfit harboured hopes of reaching the play-offs in League One.
But a run of two wins in 11 matches has seen Rovers fall away from top-six contention, with Clarke-Harris netting just once in eight games, including six substitute appearances.
His sole goal for Rovers came in the 3-1 victory at Coventry on March 21.
Clarke-Harris will now come into Steve Evans’s thoughts for Saturday’s daunting home clash with promotion-chasing Norwich City at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The Millers are still waiting to find out their fate following a Football League disciplinary panel hearing after being charged with fielding an ineligible player in loanee Farrend Rawson in their Easter Monday win over Brighton.
The Derby defender was not registered to play in the encounter, with a punishment yet to be meted out by the league.
The Millers are four points above third-from-bottom Millwall with a game in hand after the Lions’ 2-0 Championship loss at Blackburn last night.
Punishments include a possible three-point deduction.