MICK HAR­FORD FACT­FILE

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

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.

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