UK time is: 20:42:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Foxes Cox Interest Proves Fleeting

Leicester City are reported to have abandoned their interest in Swindon Town striker Simon Cox.

It is unlikely that the prolific forward will remain in Wiltshire beyond July but it would appear that he will not be heading to Leicester.

The Swindon Evening Advertiser has even suggested that Leicester officials have been disappointed by Cox's lack of interest towards joining the Foxes. This probably proves Cox's intention to remain living in the Reading area.

Obviously the Swindon Town asking price is a major stumbling block for a lot of clubs - thought to be around 2.5 million. This has been subject to much bemoaning from fans of the clubs that want Cox but Town are not in a position where the club have to sell. This is a great break from the norm but one must ask that for this to be a wise move surely Town must convince Cox to sign a 1-year contract extention so Town can

1) Secure one final season

2) Not lose him on a free next summer

In 2004 Sam Parkin signed a similar deal before eventually leaving for Ipswich Town a year later.

Leeds United were very briefly linked but Fitton is not keen to sell to a rival League One club. Celtic's ended when Gordon Strachan resigned while West Brom's did when Mowbray left for Parkhead. Mowbray has thus far not renewed his interest in Cox, instead concentrating on former Baggies loanee Marc-Antoine Fortune. Fulham, QPR and Newcastle were early interested parties according to the national press while Bristol City were also recently tenously linked by the Bristol Evening Post.

The fact of the matter is that it appears Cox will remain a Town player until a Preimership or London based club comes in for him (with a bid that adhere to the asking price).

Join Vital Swindon!

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Swindon.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest League One odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nellup  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 21 2009

Time: 10:31AM

Your Comments

Probably it dawned on Leicester they will have to pay the true value and not some token price for Coxy.
APG_STFC
I wonder how much their final bid was.
Nellup
I think it's important to sell now or he'll be away next summer for nothing.
PooliePoolie
If we can keep him for another season who knows we may even go up and he may want to stay on and re sign. I think also with his age there would be some transfer fee involved so not a total loss. As we have shown so far he is not going on the cheap - and we are not now a selling club.
APG_STFC
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swindon Town Articles

Harry Toffolo Extends Swindon Stay (Tuesday November 25 2014)

POSH REACTION: Darragh MacAnthony (Sunday November 23 2014)

COOPER: Posh Reaction (Sunday November 23 2014)

Ryan Harley Joins Exeter City (Thursday November 20 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Nathan Thompson Investigated By Police (Monday November 17 2014)

Power Says Bristol City Lack Class (Monday November 17 2014)

'Lucky' Swindon Beat Bristol City 1-0 (Sunday November 16 2014)

Archived Swindon Town Articles

List All Vital Swindon Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bristol City 18 10 6 2 +14 36
2. Swindon 18 10 5 3 +15 35
3. Preston 18 10 4 4 +11 34
4. MK Dons 16 9 4 3 +14 31
5. Sheff Utd 17 9 3 5 +4 30
6. Notts County 17 8 5 4 +8 29
7. Rochdale 18 8 3 7 +11 27

Breaking League News

Crawley Confirm Miller Arrival
Crawley : 27/11/2014 20:38:00
Izale On Target For Record
Crawley : 27/11/2014 20:32:00
One In, One Out as City Land Everton Man
Coventry : 27/11/2014 20:15:00
DRFC Crewe v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 27/11/2014 20:11:00
Striker confident of goals
Crewe : 27/11/2014 19:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are you happy with the signing of Jonathan Obika?
Suggested By:  
Yes 40%
No 27%
Unsure 33%