The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Joshua Richards

RECORD sign­ing Jon­son Clarke-Har­ris could still prove the man to guide Rother­ham to Cham­pi­onship safety, ac­cord­ing to Millers boss Steve Evans.

The 20-year-old striker was signed for £400,000 from Old­ham on trans­fer dead­line day in Au­gust, but was loaned out to League One’s MK Dons last month fol­low­ing a dis­ap­point­ing re­turn dur­ing the first half of the sea­son.

And hav­ing come back with just two starts un­der his belt at Sta­dium:mk, Evans in­sists the striker does have a fu­ture in south York­shire.

“We had one or two clubs on the phone to us when they knew Jonno was go­ing to come back, but he’s come back in and I have to say he’s trained im­pres­sively well,” Evans said.

“We would be re­served to send him back out, as we still feel he has a fu­ture here. His devel­op­ment is here at this mo­ment in time.

“He’s come back here with the same de­sire as when I signed him and what a won­der­ful plat­form in the Cham­pi­onship to go and play games.

“He needs to play; he’s at that stage of his devel­op­ment but there is no rea­son why he can’t play games here, we think that highly of him.”

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