Chris Hughton will be hoping that Marlon Harewood does not come back to haunt the Newcastle side tomorrow afternoon, when he will be playing center-forward for Blackpool.
Marlon Harewood – scoring one of his 5 goals for Newcastle last season
It was a really good move for Marlon to move to Blackpool, because he should get plenty of games for the Tangerines this season, and he made a great start to his Blackpool career with 2 goals in their opening 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic.
It looks like Harewood has shaken off a hamstring problem and is in the squad for the game tomorrow, where he will surely start – if fit.
Chris Hughton talked about Marlon today:
“We saw what he could do against Wigan when he scored two goals on the first game of the season.”“That was him coming in after just a week of training.”
“He’ll be a strong character in the dressing room.” “He gave us five goals, and he was very good in that dressing room. He’ll be a threat if he plays.”
Harewood really wanted to join Newcastle full time, and he did get 5 goals for us when he was on loan, as Chris points out, and seems a smashing lad and very professional, although in some games he often looks lazy.
But he did his very best at Newcastle, and seemed to love life on Tyneside, and no doubt he will be well received by the Newcastle crowd for helping the Magpies get that good start to last season – which was so important.
And it seems that Chris is full of respect for Harewood, and we’ll never know if he would have permanently signed the player last January, before the player suffered a training-ground injury at his old club Aston Villa, which put him out of contention for a move.
Marlon wll certainly be looking to score for Blackpool tomorrow – that’s his job.