MICK HARFORD FACTFILE
Born: Sunderland, 1959 (Age 56) 1977-1981 Harford started his career with Lincoln City, scoring 46 goals in 126 games. He then moved back to his native north-east with Newcastle a in
£180,000 transfer in 1980 but it proved a short stay. 1981-1984 A £160,000 transfer took the striker to Bristol City in 1981, but Harford was back on his travels, to Birmingham City, the following year for £100,000. He began to make his mark, netting 33 goals in 109 appearances for the Blues. 1984-1990 If Birmingham provided impetus, it was at Luton where Harford really shone. David Pleat signed him for £250,000 in December 1984 and it proved money well spent. Harford remained at Luton until 1990 and bagged 81 goals in 186 games. He helped the Hatters win the League Cup with a 3-2 success against Arsenal in 1988 and scored in the 3-1 final defeat to Nottingham Forest the following year. In 1988, Harford earned two England caps –against Israel (0-0) and Denmark (1-0). 1990-1993 Harford moved to Derby County for £450,000 in January 1990, netting 18 times in 68 games, before returning for a second spell at Luton (12 goals in 31 games) in September 1991. He transferred to Chelsea for £300,000 in August 1992 and struck 11 goals in 34 appearances. 1993-1998 After spells at Sunderland and Coventry, Harford finished his playing career at Wimbledon. He netted 11 goals in 82 games, though almost half of those appearances came off the bench. After retiring, Harford moved into coaching and management.