News in the Evening Chronicle today that Newcastle United have had Swindon Town’s highly-rated striker, Simon Cox, watched last Tuesday evening.
Simon Cox – Newcastle interested in Swindon striker
Apparently assistant coach Colin Calderwood is doing quite a bit of scouting for Newcastle since he joined the club this year, and Colin saw Cox score a hat-trick against Northampton Town on Tuesday night.
Former Northampton Town manager Calderwood seems to be the latest to check out Cox, the 21-year-old forward who has scored 38 goals in 74 total appearances for Swindon, since being initially on loan at Swindon in 2007. This season the youngster, who turns 22 next month and stands 5’10” tall, has already scored 27 goals.
Simon started his career at his home-town club Reading in 2005, and was sent out on loan to Brentford, Northampton and Swindon, before signing for Swindon in January of last year, for a fee reported to be around £200K.
Newcastle of course signed the promising Ben Tozer from Swindon Town, when he was just 17 years-old in December of 2007, so Newcastle have had dealings already with the Swindon club.
Cox certainly seems to know how to score goals, but before any transfer business is conducted at Newcastle, the club will first have to wait and see which league they will be playing in next season.
The transfer business conducted will be different, depending on whether the club are still in the Premier League or have slipped, for the first time, into the Championship.