Watford eye Parkin
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Watford are keeping tabs on Swindon's free-scoring centre forward Sam Parkin.Watford are keeping tabs on Swindon Town's free-scoring centre forward Sam Parkin.
Parkin has plundered 24 goals in League One and his efforts have caught the eye of teams further up the Football League ladder.
The former Chelsea striker has been linked with Burnley in recent weeks, but they could face competition from Watford after Hornets boss Adrian Boothroyd confirmed his interest in the forward.
"I was at the Swindon v Chesterfield game on Saturday," Boothroyd told the Watford Observer. "We are monitoring Sam Parkin and a number of other players."
Boothroyd, though, admits he has other irons in the fire, as he looks to freshen up his squad.
"I have a shadow squad which the staff and I have put together and in every single position," added Boothroyd.
"I've got five alternatives from Premiership players to players in non-league, and the player concerned happens to be on that list.
"I'm not saying yes, I'm not saying no, but we're looking because we have to. We wouldn't be professional if we didn't."