Cobblers sign Reading striker

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Reading have allowed young striker Simon Cox to join Northampton Town on a month's loan.

Cox has already spent two spells with Brentford this season and drops down to League One again for a stint with The Cobblers.

He has made just one substitute appearance for Reading this term and is looking forward to playing for Northampton.

"It's another chance for me to go out and get valuable league experience and knock some goals in," Cox told Reading's official website.

"The first spell at Brentford I really enjoyed, but it was cut short because of the fracture of my fibula. I then re-joined them after the injury and played more games, although we weren't winning many.

"This time at Northampton, hopefully I'll score a few goals and win a few games. I know Alex Pearce well - he came through the same ranks as me - so that should make it easy for me to go there. Having Alex there will help me settle in."

Northampton boss Stuart Gray admits he has been tracking Cox's progress and was happy to take him to Sixfields.

Gray told his club's official website: "Simon is a good young player and a great prospect. He is a striker and I'm very grateful to Reading for letting him come out on loan to us.

"I've seen him play a lot for Reading's reserves and hopefully he will have as big an impact here as Alex Pearce has had."