Harford joins QPR

COLCHESTER United No. 2 Mick Harford agreed terms with Queens Park Rangers yesterday, and will become their new assistant manager from this morning.It was a difficult decision for Harford to make, following a successful campaign at Layer Road.

By Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United No. 2 Mick Harford agreed terms with Queens Park Rangers yesterday, and will become their new assistant manager from this morning.

It was a difficult decision for Harford to make, following a successful campaign at Layer Road. The former England and Luton striker was appointed the No. 2 to Geraint Williams last August, and played a big part in the club's fantastic first season in the Championship.

Now Williams is on the look-out for a new assistant, as well as a clutch of new players.


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Harford revealed to the EADT last night: “I will sign in the morning. I've had talks with QPR and a contract has been agreed.

“But I've only reached this decision after long, hard deliberation. It was a very tough decision. I have so much to thank Colchester for, and particularly George (Geraint Williams), who has taught me so much over the last year.

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“I'd also like to say a big thank you to all the supporters, the players and the rest of the management staff.

“George and Colchester gave me my opportunity, and I've really enjoyed my time there. They are a fantastic bunch of players.

“A main consideration for me changing clubs is a geographical one. I live in Hertfordshire and I've had to travel a long way each day to Colchester. QPR is obviously closer to my home.

“But I'm sorry to be leaving. It has been great to have been a part of Colchester's success story over the last year.

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