King reveals Parkin enquiries

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By Simon Fudge
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Swindon Town manager Andy King has confirmed to skysports.com that he has received enquiries but no offers for striker Sam Parkin.

Reports on Tuesday had suggested that Sunderland would make an approach for the 22-year-old during January's transfer window.

King has since denied that a confirmed bid from any club has been received for the County Ground marksman.

However, the Robins boss did reveal that he has received enquiries from clubs in The Premiership and Division One for Parkin.

"I've had enquiries for Parkin, but I've had no confirmed offers," King told skysports.com.

"I've had enquiries from Premiership and First Division clubs, which means Sunderland are not the only people involved."

The Robins boss also confirmed that Parkin is under contract until 2006 after the hit-man put pen to paper on a new deal recently.

"Yeah, he's signed," added King.

"It'll be two more years - this season to the summer of 2006."

Parkin, meanwhile, told Swindon Town's official website that he was flattered to be linked with other clubs but stated he was happy to be in Wiltshire.

"Obviously, it is very flattering to be getting interest from other clubs but if I were to concentrate on those rumours, then my form would probably suffer," said Parkin.

"I signed a two-year extension recently and at the moment I am very happy in helping Swindon Town achieve promotion this season.

"We have made it difficult for ourselves of late, but we are now only three points off the play offs and if we can put a good run together then there is no reason why we cannot reach that goal."