Parkin eyes Championship
By Tom Adams. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Swindon striker Sam Parkin is determined to make the step-up to Championship football sooner rather than later.
The strong front-man has bagged 22 goals so far this term in League One, and has caught the eye of a number of admirers with his goal-scoring exploits over the past few seasons.
Whilst Andy King's side have a slim chance of promotion as they lie nine points shy of the play-offs, such an eventuality is unlikely for the Wiltshire outfit.
The 24-year-old has now admitted that although promotion with his current team would be the perfect situation, he would be willing to listen to offers from bigger clubs should this not occur.
"The ideal scenario is to play in the Championship with Swindon but I'm sure the manager will let me know if any interesting offers do come in," said Parkin.
Fulham and Sunderland have been rumoured to hold an interest in the past, and the player also revealed he has shouldered much responsibility for the team after Tommy Mooney moved to rivals Oxford.
Parkin has contributed with over a third of the side's league goals so far this season, and regretted the lack of striking support he receives at The Robins.
"After Tommy Mooney left, the main burden for scoring goals has fallen on me and the problem has been when I haven't scored the team hasn't looked like scoring."