23 January 2009
TEDDY SHERINGHAM regrets not being in the country to see Neil Harris overtake the legend's all-goal record and not being able to celebrate his achievement last Saturday.
The former Manchester United and England international revealed his delight for Harris, though joked it was about bloody time. "I was happy for Neil, but he took his bloody time getting it," Sheringham said. "What was it, a month since he equalled my record? "He couldn't have taken any longer could he?
"Maybe he was dragging it out for effect? But good luck to him. He deserves the record and has worked hard for it."
Forty two-year-old Sheringham revealed in an exclusive 'News' interview back in November that he hoped to be around for the special occasion, but the retired striker was traversing down the side of a mountain while Harris clinched the record up in Crewe. He then was forced to turn down the club's bid to get him to present Harris with an award alongside other greats Paul Moody, Barry Kitchener and Richard Sadlier, as he put another keen striker first on Saturday. He said: "I was away skiing when I got the news that Neil had scored. It was a text from a journalist who broke it to me.
"The club asked me to come down for the Tranmere game and I really wanted to be there for Neil. But I have made a special promise to watch my son Charlie play for Welling. He is my main priority at the moment.
"I would love to come down and do something in the future if I can."
The club’s new number two goal scorer hopes that his association with the club is now not over after the second of his two records have been wrestled from him by Chopper.
"I hope that is not it. The records kept my name in there a little I suppose. I had a fantastic time at Millwall and hope to get back down there a lot more, now my playing days are over."
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