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Cox Signs For City On Loan

Bristol City have completed the signing of Reading forward Simon Cox on an emergency loan until January 3rd.

The 28-year-old, who has more than 30 caps for Republic of Ireland, becomes City’s sixth loan recruit.

Cox began his career with Reading, before making a host of loan spells at Brentford, Northampton Town and Swindon Town, subsequently turning his time at the County Ground into a permanent one.

His form at Swindon – with more than a goal every other game – saw West Bromwich Albion splash out £1.5m for his services in 2009.

Cox enjoyed a dream first season at the Hawthorns, scoring nine goals in their promotion-winning campaign.

Two further seasons in the Premier League followed before a switch to Nottingham Forest between 2012 and 2014 – at one point under the management of Steve Cotterill.

Cox returned to Reading in August last year, signing a two-year deal. He was an unused substitute for the Royals in their 2-0 win at Ashton Gate last month.

Through his Irish-born grandmother, Cox also qualifies for Ireland’s national team and has four international goals to his name.