BBC Radio Humberside are reporting that Scunthorpe United are considering a loan move for Wolves striker Leon Clarke.
Since re-joining Wolves back in January from Coventry City Clarke has struggled with injuries, limiting him to just 13 appearances.
It is now being reported that Leon Clarke does not figure in Wolves manager Kenny Jackett’s plans for the club’s forthcoming Championship campaign. The Molineux club have been linked with moves for Leicester’s Chris Wood and Middlesbrough’s Lukas Jutkiewicz.
It is believed that Scunthorpe United are lining up Leon Clarke their number one replacement for Sam Winnall. The Iron have offered Winnall a new deal but MK Dons and Coventry City have both been mulling over moves for last season’s League Two top scorer. It seems that Scunthorpe are already preparing for life after Sam Winnall.
Leon Clarke played on loan at Glanford Park in the first half of the 2012/13 season, scoring 11 times in just 15 appearances. The Iron missed out on the much-travelled forward’s permanent signature after Coventry City targeted the striker as a replacement for David McGoldrick.
The 29 year-old scored 23 goals in 35 appearances for the Sky Blues before handing in a transfer request last January. However a return to Wolves has failed to work out as Clarke had expected and he is now set for a loan spell back in League One.
Crawley Town had been linked earlier in the summer but the move had been dismissed by Reds boss John Gregory. Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has also dismissed moving in for Clarke after speculative rumours linked the Sky Blues with the striker.
It now appears that Scunthorpe United are top of the queue to sign the journeyman striker for the forthcoming league season.