Writer: Mike Field
Date:Saturday November 1 2008
Marlon Harewood has spoken out about the constant speculation linking him with a move away from the club, and said he is prepared to stay and fight unless O'Neill doesn't want him.
O'Neill for his part has spent more than enough time talking about building the squad, wanting competition for places and that his interest in another striker is based on that, to compliment our frontline, not to directly replace Harewood.
Speaking to the Express and Star, Harewood stated the case as clearly as he could.
"I don`t know anything about it. At the moment I`m a Villa player, I come in, train and work as hard as possible.
"Obviously I would like to play. It`s good times here at the club and I would like to be a part of it. Hopefully I can get more games, but the team is doing really well.
"Will I be here past January? It`s too early to say. I like it here and I want to stay and try and prove myself. Obviously if it`s time later on in my contract to look for somewhere else to play football then that`s that.
"If the club want to get rid of me then it`s out of my hands. It`s nice to know there are other teams out there that want me, if it`s true, but I don`t really pay much attention."
Last season we seemed to use Harewood to the best of his abilities, 20-30 minutes at the end of a game to bully an already tired defence. His chances this season have been more limited as O'Neill has shaken around midfield or defence to change the direction of matches, but as the games come thick and fast it's a given Harewood will be getting more time on the pitch.
"It`s hard. You want to impress and make things happen but you must always do what is right for the team. I got more runs off the bench last season but it`s up to the gaffer.
"It`s not worth getting down, obviously I want to be playing but you will only get upset with yourself. If you have to go on and you are upset that is no good."
Seems what we always knew, cracking attitude and whilst MON wants him here, Harewood realises he'll be used as the manager sees fit.
Date:Saturday November 1 2008
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