Date: 4th October 2007 at 5:59pm
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Marlon Harewood is gunning for a start against his former team West Ham.

The official site article says Marlon is Hungry. I blinking bet he is, you seen the size of the lad? I’d hate his food bill!??!

Harewood, a shock summer arrival to Villa Park, said:

‘I’m not trying to prove anyone right or wrong, apart from myself. I had a great season a couple of years ago and I want to carry on from there, and enjoy my football. It’s about confidence and everything really. It’s about the team and not really the individual. West Ham were fantastic that year- that’s why I got my goals because everyone was pulling their weight and doing what they had to do. I think the players here have got ability- that’s why I decided to move to Villa. Just from the atmosphere around here, I know I can get my goals.

He also says he is settled at Villa Park calling it his ‘homeplace’, a feeling he says Martin O’Neill fosters in his players.

He continues on O’Neill saying it was his reputation that made him want to come to Villa saying he is an excellent man manager ‘Martin was very complimentary about me when I signed and it was great to hear him talk about me that way. It was a great feeling and sometimes players do need that. I have got to take note of that and pay him back for those friendly words out on the pitch. That is going to be the challenge for me.’

I guess he might have a point to prove against his ex club, worth a try maybe?