Coventry City manager Mark Robins has said that he could not give Jonson Clarke-Harris the games he wanted which is why he was allowed to leave for Bristol Rovers back in January.
Since then, Clarke-Harris has been in a rich vein of form and has scored nine goals for a Bristol side which travels to the Ricoh Arena on Sunday.
Robins said to the Coventry Telegraph about Clarke-Harris:“He did everything we wanted him to do for us.
“He was as at a stage of the season where you want to try to keep everyone but I can’t, and I can’t keep everyone happy.
“I had a lot of strikers and obviously Bakayoko needed a run of games and eight weeks out hadn’t helped him.
“And Jonno needed to play and I couldn’t promise that to him moving forward.
“That opportunity came up and it was too good for him to turn down.
“We had a conversation and I think he’s clearly happy with it because he’s settled down, which is great.
“But he did really well for us and did everything it said on the tin for us really.
“We have got Jonno coming back, and Abs too.
“We have got to try to keep Jonno out and hope that we can be as good as we were at Barnsley because if we can be as good as that in all the games then we’ll be all right for the rest of the season.
“We know Jonno is going to be right up for it and he’s going to be wanting to score and come back and do as well as he possibly can.
“He’s doing great there, scored a lot of goals and settled down, and I am pleased for him.”