Cox waits to learn future
Baggies striker remains keen to play on a more regular basis
Last Updated: January 5, 2012 10:21am
Simon Cox: West Bromwich Albion striker wants to be playing first-team football more regularly
West Bromwich Albion striker Simon Cox is hoping his future will be resolved within the next fortnight as he looks to play more first-team football.
Cox has largely been on the fringes at West Brom this season and his appearance in Tuesday's defeat at Tottenham Hotspur was only his second Premier League start of the campaign.
It was his first outing since the home defeat by Spurs in late November and he has previously admitted he is prepared to consider his future.
The 24-year-old wants to be part of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 squad and would be open to a loan move away from The Hawthorns in order to secure regular football.
The former Reading forward is waiting to learn if he will figure more prominently in manager Roy Hodgson's plans and expects to know more in the next two weeks.
"I'd love to [play more often] but whether I get the chance to play a few more games is up to the manager," Cox told the Birmingham Mail.
"He will make the decisions and that's something that we all have to live with."
Concerning a possible loan deal, he added: "It's a decision we're going to have to make as a club and among me and my family in the next couple of weeks.
"If someone comes in to buy me and it's the right price and the chairman and the manager says yes then that's out of your hands.
"If they say 'no, he's not for sale' and a loan is the preferred option then that's the sort of road we might have to go down.
"It's early days in this window and we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
"But if I get three or four starts and the lads who are out injured start to come back and I get forced straight out the team then it's disappointing so I don't really fancy that either."