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SWINDON TOWN: Plymouth renew interest in Cox
PLYMOUTH Argyle have renewed their interest in Lee Cox but Swindon Town are only prepared to release the midfielder on loan at the right price.
The Advertiser understands the League Two outfit have made an approach for the former Inverness man, who has featured in each of Robins manager Mark Cooper’s last two matchday squads, but the Pilgrms are not willing to contribute a large enough chunk of the player’s wages to warrant Town letting him go.
Cox, who joined Swindon for around £50,000 in January 2012, has only featured seven times for the Wiltshire club and spent stints on loan at Oxford and Plymouth last term.
He was highly regarded by the Home Park faithful but any potential return to Devon was postponed when he was forced to undergo surgery on an injured shoulder in the spring.
Speaking after Swindon’s 1-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, Town manager Mark Cooper confirmed that there have been enquiries for Cox.
He said: “I think there have been one or two enquiries, but that’s all there’s been at the moment.
“We’re struggling numbers-wise.”
Meanwhile, Nathan Thompson has been slapped with a one-match ban by the Football Association following his fifth yellow card of the season in the weekend win. The full-back will now miss the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Southern Section second-round clash with Plymouth at the County Ground tomorrow night.
Cooper said of Thompson, who is struggling with damage to a nerve in his ankle: “He could do with a rest to rest his calf and make sure he’s fine for next Saturday.”
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