Jonson Clarke-Harris insists he’s determined to have a crack at the Championship next season after earning promotion with Peterborough.
The striker has been linked with a move to Rangers with Posh chief Barry Fry revealing the Ibrox club had sent scouts to watch him during the season.
But it seems that he has no interest in leaving Peterborough this summer unless he’s forced out by a big bid as he insisted he was looking forward to next season in England’s second tier.
Clarke-Harris had spells in the Championship with Rotherham but feels he’s earned the right to have another crack at that level with Peterborough next year.
He scored an incredible 31 goals in 45 League One games to fire his side to promotion and is now aiming to do similar in the second tier.
Steven Gerrard has already signed Fashion Sakala for next year and that could have ended any potential interest in bringing Clarke-Harris to Ibrox anyway, with the likes of Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe, Cedric Itten and Jermain Defoe all already there.
And the frontman said: “I’ve got a contract with Peterborough for the next three years and I respect my contract, I respect the club and any decision that the owner makes – he makes.
“But I’m happy and I respect my contract at Peterborough.
“The aim was never to come here and be sold for millions, otherwise I wouldn’t have signed such a lengthy contract with the club, it was always to get promoted.
“Now I’m back in the Championship I feel like I deserve my fair crack at the Championship.”