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Hendon hopes Furlong will stay on

Paul Furlong
Furlong enjoyed his best days at Birmingham City and QPR

Barnet manager Ian Hendon is still hopeful of persuading veteran striker Paul Furlong to stay at the club.

The much-travelled 40-year-old forward, who is a free agent, has hinted at calling time on a career that has brought him 200 goals in 625 games.

Hendon told BBC Radio London 94.9: "I honestly think he's got a minimum of a year left in him.

"But I'm not going to force him. I'm just happy to have him with us at the training ground."

The last nine of Furlong's goals came in only 21 games after signing for Barnet on loan from Southend in January.

But his contract has expired at Roots Hall. And Hendon wants the former Enfield, Coventry City, Watford, Chelsea, Birmingham City, QPR, Sheffield United and Luton Town man to re-sign.

"I'm not sure if it's Furs who wants to pack up or if it's his wife who wants him to pack up," added Hendon.

"He's a great lad and I've said to him if you want to come and train you're more than welcome to."

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