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No offers for Town stars

Swindon Advertiser: Mark Cooper Mark Cooper

SWINDON Town have yet to receive an approach for any of their players in 2014, according to manager Mark Cooper, who’s not all that surprised.

The Robins may have been busy in the transfer market themselves - making a rejected bid for Bournemouth’s Wes Thomas and actively pursuing George Barker of Brighton - but the demand for their own stars has been significantly less.

In fact, Cooper told the Advertiser that he has not heard a whisper of an offer for the likes of Wes Foderingham, Massimo Luongo, Yaser Kasim or any of the three youngsters on loan from Tottenham.

“There’s been nothing at all,” he said. “If you’re talking about Tottenham players they’d command a lot of money so whether teams that would take those players can afford the money they’re worth I don’t know.

“I sincerely hope nothing happens there. Bournemouth have signed a goalkeeper so I’d think that one would be dead in terms of Wes, which is good news for us.

“We’ve had no inquiries for any of our players but it’s early days. There’s not even a week gone so fingers crossed.”

Cooper thinks that the relative calm around Town this transfer window is down to the fact that a lot of Football League clubs are looking for new year bargains in January - and Swindon are no about to offer a cut-price deal on some of their young talent.

“Managers are loathe to do business in January because if you’re a buying club you can get well and truly ripped off. It’s definitely a seller’s market in January,” he said.

“It’s more the loan market that gets used and if you’re going to try to do it you’ve got to do it well.

“On the whole that’s probably where we’d be looking.”

One player Swindon are actively trying to offload this month is midfielder Lee Cox. Town rejected a loan approach for the former Inverness man from Plymouth during the last loan window but otherwise Cox has not been in demand.

“Coxy’s been ill, he’s been out with a virus so I would think there may be a bit of interest in him,” said Cooper. “We could do with Lee getting out and playing on loan.”

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7:20am Thu 9 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Um is this just Adver speak I wonder? I'm sure that there was an article recently where Cooper was expecting a deluge of enquiries for his talented youngsters - or did I dream that?
Um is this just Adver speak I wonder? I'm sure that there was an article recently where Cooper was expecting a deluge of enquiries for his talented youngsters - or did I dream that? The Jockster
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8:49am Thu 9 Jan 14

Bassett Hound says...

The Jockster wrote:
Um is this just Adver speak I wonder? I'm sure that there was an article recently where Cooper was expecting a deluge of enquiries for his talented youngsters - or did I dream that?
You are right Jock,a few weeks ago MC had said in an interview that we could lose several players. I thought at the time that it would throw the forum into semi - meltdown,which it did. Perhaps it was pointed out to him that he should be a bit more careful when interviewed. We must wait and see wether he is being careful now.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Um is this just Adver speak I wonder? I'm sure that there was an article recently where Cooper was expecting a deluge of enquiries for his talented youngsters - or did I dream that?[/p][/quote]You are right Jock,a few weeks ago MC had said in an interview that we could lose several players. I thought at the time that it would throw the forum into semi - meltdown,which it did. Perhaps it was pointed out to him that he should be a bit more careful when interviewed. We must wait and see wether he is being careful now. Bassett Hound
  • Score: -1

9:45am Thu 9 Jan 14

Mango man says...

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh Mango man
  • Score: 0

10:12am Thu 9 Jan 14

stfc2012 says...

It's good news. But it's a wee way before the window shuts and we all know everyone is looking at options. I'd be surprised if a couple didn't leave but hopefully not.
It's good news. But it's a wee way before the window shuts and we all know everyone is looking at options. I'd be surprised if a couple didn't leave but hopefully not. stfc2012
  • Score: 3

2:19pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Um is this just Adver speak I wonder? I'm sure that there was an article recently where Cooper was expecting a deluge of enquiries for his talented youngsters - or did I dream that?
You are right Jock,a few weeks ago MC had said in an interview that we could lose several players. I thought at the time that it would throw the forum into semi - meltdown,which it did. Perhaps it was pointed out to him that he should be a bit more careful when interviewed. We must wait and see wether he is being careful now.
Probably just talking up his own players, which is good management - a nice little morale booster for them. Apart from Fodders, I can't see there being a great deal of interest in any of them. Luongo, Kasim, Mason and Pritchard sparkle on their day but they're too inconsistent to be hot property. For my money the player with the most potential is Louis Thompson.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Um is this just Adver speak I wonder? I'm sure that there was an article recently where Cooper was expecting a deluge of enquiries for his talented youngsters - or did I dream that?[/p][/quote]You are right Jock,a few weeks ago MC had said in an interview that we could lose several players. I thought at the time that it would throw the forum into semi - meltdown,which it did. Perhaps it was pointed out to him that he should be a bit more careful when interviewed. We must wait and see wether he is being careful now.[/p][/quote]Probably just talking up his own players, which is good management - a nice little morale booster for them. Apart from Fodders, I can't see there being a great deal of interest in any of them. Luongo, Kasim, Mason and Pritchard sparkle on their day but they're too inconsistent to be hot property. For my money the player with the most potential is Louis Thompson. Oi Den!
  • Score: 4

5:55pm Thu 9 Jan 14

dazzastfc says...

Why would they...ITS NOT LIKE WERE TOP OF THE LEAGUE AND PLAYING FANTASTIC FOOTBALL IS IT ???
Why would they...ITS NOT LIKE WERE TOP OF THE LEAGUE AND PLAYING FANTASTIC FOOTBALL IS IT ??? dazzastfc
  • Score: -7

9:56pm Thu 9 Jan 14

mancrobin says...

I've heard on the grapevine that Facebook has offered £250k for Fredi.
I've heard on the grapevine that Facebook has offered £250k for Fredi. mancrobin
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