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RAK­ISH Bing­ham ad­mits he is rel­ish­ing work­ing along­side Mar­lon Hare­wood, with the young Hartle­pool striker ea­ger to soak up ev­ery bit of the vet­eran’s knowl­edge.

The 21-year-old ar­rived at Pools on a sea­son-long loan from Mans- field in Jan­uary, scor­ing on his sec­ond ap­pear­ance as Chel­tenham were beaten 2-0.

But it isn’t just with game time that Bing­ham is prof­it­ing from his loan spell, it is also the fact he gets to train with 35-year-old Hare- wood, a striker with Pre­mier League ex­pe­ri­ence at the likes of West Ham and As­ton Villa.

“It is a great thing to be play­ing along­side and train­ing with Mar­lon Hare­wood, some­one who has great ex­pe­ri­ence,” Bing­ham said. “There is no bet­ter way. “He has played at the high­est level, the Pre­mier League, for a num­ber of years and I just want to learn from him while I am here.

“It has been a priv­i­lege for me and the other strik­ers to work with him. He tells us how to do things and how to make life eas­ier as a striker, things that we wouldn’t nec­es­sar­ily know.

“There is more com­pe­ti­tion for places than there was be­fore but there is no neg­a­tive en­ergy at all.”

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