Johnson Clarke-Harris would be a perfect signing for a Sheffield United side desperate for a quality goalscorer. 

That is according to ex-Blades goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that United are targeting his old Rotherham teammate.

Rangers are also eyeing the Peterborough striker after sending scouts to watch him in action in March. 


Ibrox talent spotters were treated to a dazzling performance as the 26-year-old bagged a hat-trick in a 7-0 victory over Accrington Stanley.

Clarke-Harris has netted 29 times in 43 appearances in League One this season, making him the division’s top scorer.

Kenny raved over Clarke-Harris’ goalscoring exploits and insisted that he would be the right fit for a United side in need of a top marksman.

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“I played with him at Rotherham,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“He’s a big strapping lad. He didn’t get much game time at Rotherham but he’s got a ridiculous number of goals this season.

“I don’t see why he can’t make that next step up. He’s still a good age and they need someone who can score goals.

“A goalscorer is a goalscorer. If he’s got the confidence to do it at that level then chances are he’ll be able to take his game to another level too.”

Clarke-Harris scored 10 times in 79 appearances for Rotherham where he and Kenny crossed paths in 2016.

A Coventry academy graduate, he would also have permanent spells with Oldham and Bristol Rovers before joining Peterborough.

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