REDDY IS FIT FOR A KING
By Steve Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Swindon boss spent the weekend discussing a possible deal with Reid, a former team-mate at Everton during his playing days, but he remains realistic about his chances of tying up a permanent deal with The Wearsiders.
"Michael Reddy is a Sunderland player. I know Peter Reid rates the boy and it is not my place to say if and when Michael will become part of Peter's first team plans at Sunderland," he confirmed.
"Peter Reid is not going to occupy his time thinking about how he can help Swindon Town score goals. All I do know is that Michael played a big part, particularly when he first arrived, in helping this club survive in the Second Division.
"If Peter was to bring in new strikers over the summer and that pushed Michael Reddy further down the pecking order, then who knows? It is a subject for discussion and no more than that. If Peter was to let him go anywhere then I hope it would be us."
King also confirmed that out-of-contract goalkeeper Stephen Mildenhall has attracted the attention of Sunderland, saying: "Peter Reid knows about the boy but he is not looking for another keeper at the moment.
"I have still to hear from Steve Mildenhall on the issue of a contract but had Peter been looking for a keeper then I would have allowed him to train with Sunderland for the final week of the season.
"But why give the boy that opportunity if he is not going to be signed?"