Harewood offered County deal

The 31-year-old, a free agent after his release from Bloomfield

Road, met with County boss Martin Allen on Thursday and was offered

a two-year contract. “I can confirm, after the non-stop rumours,

that I met Marlon Harewood with the chairman at Meadow Lane for a

couple of hours” Allen told the County site. “We’ve offered a

two-year deal. I know he has a lot of options and several at

Championship level, but if you don’t ask, you don’t get.” Harewood

hit 14 Premier League goals for West Ham in 2006 and also picked up

an FA Cup runners-up medal, but his career nosedived after a

£4million move to Aston Villa. He would feel at home at Meadow

Lane, though, having begun his career just across the River Trent

at Nottingham Forest.