Pardew: Beware of Marlon
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Pardew believes managers should keep a close eye on Marlon Harewood.West Ham manager Alan Pardew believes opposing managers will be keeping a close eye on Marlon Harewood from now on.
The former Nottingham Forest striker has been in blistering form of late with his recent hat-trick sinking Aston Villa in a 4-0 triumph.
Pardew believes Harewood is brimming with confidence and that an England call-up could be on the horizon if he retains his current form.
"Every defence and every manager will be having a very close look at him, saying 'Christ, we are going to have to watch him closely'. He causes havoc in every game," said Pardew.
"He has got the master next to him in Teddy Sheringham. He can get better. He is at a good age and if he has a great season anything can happen, even with England.
"He was absolutely superb against Aston Villa, but against Bolton he could have won us the game.
"He was brilliant at Fulham and perhaps could have won us the game against Arsenal. That's Marlon.
"But whatever anyone says, he has been terrific since he has been here."