Rotherham striker Jonson Clarke-Harris to assist with racism probe

Jonson Clarke-Harris will help the police with their investigation into the alleged racist abuse he received at Bradford last week.

Clarke-Harris complained of being subjected to monkey chants as he cooled down after the Millers’ 1-0 defeat at Valley Parade last week and the Bantams passed on the relevant information to West Yorkshire Police.

The striker has been in good spirits this week, scoring in the reserves on Tuesday, and will help the police identify the culprit.

 

“He has been fine,” boss Paul Warne said. “I know that Bradford are embarrassed by it and doing everything they can to eradicate whoever said it and I know that Jono will be part of the investigation going forward.

“I had their stadium manager speak to me about it and he is asked if Jono was willing to make a statement and he is and that’s great because you want to eradicate that from football. It was pretty disgusting.

“He played in the ‘ressies’ on Tuesday, played well, scored a goal and worked really hard.”

It’s handy for Warne that Clarke-Harris is in a good frame of mind as the Millers don’t have too much room for manoeuvre in the attacking department when Oldham visit in League One this weekend.

Kieffer Moore trained for the first time this week on Friday as the striker protects his groin complaint while David Ball will miss out completely due to a hamstring injury and illness.

“He’s had an injection at the top of hamstring,” Warne said of Ball. “When he came on against Bury he was running around like a loony and he did it then.

“I love Bally, he’s one of the best pros we’ve got and he said he wasn’t feeling sharp.

“Last weekend he was struggling last week with illness and it made sense to have the injection to settle it down while he was ill.

“He wouldn’t have been available for Saturday anyway. I don’t think he will be fit for Tuesday.”

 

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