Terry Butcher would be keen to bring Lee Cox back to Inverness Caledonian Thistle, but expects the Swindon Town midfielder to join another club.
Cox left Inverness during the January transfer window and signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Paolo Di Canio's Swindon.
However, he started just two games following his arrival at the County Ground and has been tipped to leave following the Robins' promotion to League One.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a return to Inverness on loan, but Butcher is not expecting Cox to be part of his plans for the coming season.
"We'd love to take him back but other clubs want him and I'm sure he'll go somewhere else," said Butcher in the Daily Record.
Cox joined Inverness from Leicester City in 2009 and he made over 80 appearances for the club before leaving for Swindon.