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Horsfield given cancer all-clear

Geoff Horsfield
West Brom are one of 10 professional clubs Horsfield played for

Former Fulham and West Brom striker Geoff Horsfield has been given the all-clear after testicular cancer surgery.

The 35-year-old, who was training with Walsall before he was diagnosed in October, is considering a return as a player or in a coaching capacity.

"I'm trying to keep my fitness up and maybe even play and stamp my coaching badges in January," said Horsfield.

"I'll speak to (Walsall manager) Jimmy Mullen because he and (assistant) John Schofield were different class."

Horsfield, a former bricklayer, began his career at Scarborough in 1992, and his scoring exploits at Halifax earned him a 300,000 move to Fulham in 1996.

Birmingham paid 2.5m for the hard-working striker in 2000, while Wigan and the Baggies both parted with 1m for him.

A 1.2m move to Sheffield United in 2006 was not a big success, with the striker loaned out to Leeds, Leicester and Scunthorpe, before his attempt to earn a deal with the Saddlers.

He announced his retirement from the sport at the same time as revealing his battle with cancer, but the medical all-clear has revived his hopes of returning to action.

"The tests found that the cancer that was in my testicle, that's been taken away," he told Beacon Radio.

"I've just started running on my own at the minute and going to the gym but I do want to stay in the game in some form, definitely.

"Walsall were fantastic and I really enjoyed my time there, even though I was only there for a few weeks."

Horsfield has scored 126 goals during his 11-year career.

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