Cox eyes up new deal

Lee Cox (right) joins the celebrations for Alfie Potter's goal

Lee Cox (right) joins the celebrations for Alfie Potter's goal

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Chris Wilder is keen to tie up a new deal this week to extend Lee Cox’s stay at Oxford United.

Tomorrow’s clash with Cheltenham Town at the Kassam Stadium is the last of the loan deals for Cox, Jake Forster-Caskey and Daniel Boateng.

It will definitely be the final games for Forster-Caskey and Boateng, who will return to Brighton and Arsenal respectively.

But the U’s are very keen to keep Swindon Town midfielder Cox, who has been excellent in the wins over Exeter City and AFC Wimbledon in the past week.

A solution will need to be found this week to ensure he can play in Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Sheffield United and Wilder is hopeful of getting an answer before tomorrow’s game.

The United boss said: “There are three parties involved – us, Lee Cox and Swindon – so it has to be right for everyone.

“Lee has done well and is in our thoughts about extending.

“It will definitely be sorted, possibly leading up to the Cheltenham game we’ll know which direction we’'re going in.”

Cox has said in the past he was enjoying his spell at United after failing to get regular football with Swindon last season.

And the 22-year-old is clear about where he sees his future.

He said: “I’d love to stay at Oxford and hopefully Cheltenham isn’t my last game for them and there’s a lot more to come.

“I’m not part of the gaffer’s plans at Swindon and I’ve been given a chance here to play football with a very good team.

“I’ve felt part of it since going to America in pre-season.”

“There are some good games coming up and you can see there’s a turnaround in the club.

“We want to get up that table, I’m determined to help the club get up there.”

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10:42am Mon 31 Dec 12

northampton yellow says...

hope we can bye him and not a loan again hes a very good player in the middle of the park dont know why swindon wants to get rid of him their loss and our gain plus with the other 2 going back to their clubs cw needs to dive into the market in jan but we will see how determined we are getting out of this league by what happens over the next couple of weeks in the transfer market and another 3 points on the cards 2moz will be a great start ."OUFC"
hope we can bye him and not a loan again hes a very good player in the middle of the park dont know why swindon wants to get rid of him their loss and our gain plus with the other 2 going back to their clubs cw needs to dive into the market in jan but we will see how determined we are getting out of this league by what happens over the next couple of weeks in the transfer market and another 3 points on the cards 2moz will be a great start ."OUFC" northampton yellow
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12:28am Tue 1 Jan 13

oneflewoffcharliesboot says...

northampton yellow wrote:
hope we can bye him and not a loan again hes a very good player in the middle of the park dont know why swindon wants to get rid of him their loss and our gain plus with the other 2 going back to their clubs cw needs to dive into the market in jan but we will see how determined we are getting out of this league by what happens over the next couple of weeks in the transfer market and another 3 points on the cards 2moz will be a great start ."OUFC"
We are letting him go because he is ****! Not good enough to play for STFC!
Love how you lot like taking on our rejects.
Remember Kerrouche? Tommy Mooney? Jimmy Glass even?
[quote][p][bold]northampton yellow[/bold] wrote: hope we can bye him and not a loan again hes a very good player in the middle of the park dont know why swindon wants to get rid of him their loss and our gain plus with the other 2 going back to their clubs cw needs to dive into the market in jan but we will see how determined we are getting out of this league by what happens over the next couple of weeks in the transfer market and another 3 points on the cards 2moz will be a great start ."OUFC"[/p][/quote]We are letting him go because he is ****! Not good enough to play for STFC! Love how you lot like taking on our rejects. Remember Kerrouche? Tommy Mooney? Jimmy Glass even? oneflewoffcharliesboot
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9:07am Tue 1 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

I would imagine a loan extension would suit all - or if you lot can afford to buy with your Xmas present money even better. Can't see him ever coming back or playing for us again after this loan.

Happy New Year you lot.
I would imagine a loan extension would suit all - or if you lot can afford to buy with your Xmas present money even better. Can't see him ever coming back or playing for us again after this loan. Happy New Year you lot. Chish and Fips
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10:30am Tue 1 Jan 13

bigchet says...

imagine an extended loan would be ideal for us hes done ok and wants to stay.as regarding the stfc fan comment about rejects i recall mooney doing well for both clubs and both clubs would be glad to have a player of his type playing up front for them now.
imagine an extended loan would be ideal for us hes done ok and wants to stay.as regarding the stfc fan comment about rejects i recall mooney doing well for both clubs and both clubs would be glad to have a player of his type playing up front for them now. bigchet
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