Reported Rangers target Jonson Clarke-Harris scored a 96th-minute penalty to dramatically clinch promotion for Peterborough United on Saturday.

Peterborough director of football Barry Fry claimed in March that the Gers have been scouting Clarke-Harris [Peterborough Telegraph] and a Bristol Live report credited Rangers, Sheffield United, Bournemouth and West Brom with interest in the £5m-valued striker.

Charlton Athletic v Peterborough United - Sky Bet League One

Clarke-Harris has ten goals in his last 11 appearances. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)

His form has been outstanding all season and he scooped the EFL League One Player of the Season award on Friday night.

Yet, he insisted that his main aim for the campaign was to help the Posh reach the Championship [], and he succeeded on Saturday afternoon.

Second-placed Peterborough took on third-placed Lincoln City at London Road, knowing that a point would be enough to send them up.

The first hour could barely have gone any worse, as the hosts found themselves 3-0 down and seemingly en route to a heavy defeat.

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Remarkably, though, they were able to turn things around.

Siriki Dembele got them back into the game in the 65th minute and then Clarke-Harris stepped up to the mark.

Peterborough United v Accrington Stanley - Sky Bet League One

The reported Rangers target sealed promotion for Peterborough with a last gasp penalty. (Photo by James Holyoak/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The striker netted his 32nd goal of the season in the 75th minute to bring the draw to within touching distance and then kept his cool from the penalty spot deep into injury time to clinch promotion with a game to spare.

Bristol Live reported in March that promotion would increase the reported Gers target’s value beyond £5m, so the 26-year-old’s latest brace may prove to be hugely significant in more ways than one.

In other news, a big transfer update on a rapid Rangers-linked international appears to be imminent.

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