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Bristol City eyeing up 22-year-old defender as January window looms



Bristol City are interested in signing Fortuna Sittard defender George Cox, according to Football Insider.

Cox came through the ranks at Brighton and Hove Albion, failing to make a first-team appearance for the Seagulls.

The left-back spent part of the 2018/19 campaign on loan in League Two with Northampton Town, before joining Fortuna Sittard on loan the following year.

After an impressive season-long loan move, the Dutch outfit made the deal permanent at the end of last season, and he has since caught the eye of many high-profile sides.

Cox has scored three goals and added one assist in 11 Eredivisie appearances this season, with Fortuna Sittard sitting 16th in the league table.

According to Football Insider, Bristol City are keen to lure Cox back to England, with Espanyol, Mallorca, Groningen and multiple MLS sides after his signature.

The Robins sit eighth in the Championship ahead of tonight’s clash with Blackburn Rovers at Ashton Gate.

The Verdict

This is a bit of a strange one.

Jay Dasilva and Tommy Rowe have both been in good form for City this season, and there’s a good battle going on at left-back in Dean Holden’s side.

Cox would certainly fit right into their style of play. He’s a full-back who loves to get forward and join the attack. That’s clear to see having scored three goals already this term.

I don’t particularly feel that he’s a much-needed signing, so it doesn’t make a great deal of sense to bring him in.

Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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