BARNSLEY: Marlon Harewood’s Reds chance

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FREE agent Marlon Harewood trained with Barnsley yesterday with the view to trying to earning a permanent contract at the Championship club.

The former Nottingham Forest, West Ham, and Aston Villa striker played 10 games on loan for the Reds during the 2010-2011 season, scoring four goals during his Oakwell stay.

Harewood, 32, spent pre-season on trial with Sheffield Wednesday in Portgual and bagged a hat-trick in the club’s 4-1 final pre-season friendly victory over Scottish Premier League opponents Kilmarnock.

“Marlon came in and trained with us and he’ll train with us again this week,” Reds boss Keith Hill told The Star.

“It was a decent start for him and we’ll have to see if anything can be firmed up later in the in week. We’ll just have to see what happens.”

Doncaster Rovers, who signed Leeds United striker Billy Paynter yesterday, had also been rumoured to be interested in Harewood.