Taylor swoops for Scowcroft
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Crystal Palace boss Peter Taylor has reportedly made a bid for Coventry's James Scowcroft.
Crystal Palace boss Peter Taylor has reportedly made a bid for Coventry City striker James Scowcroft to replace Wayne Andrews at Selhurst Park.
Andrews moved to The Ricoh Arena on a Bosman free transfer earlier in the summer and Taylor believes 30-year-old Scowcroft is an ideal replacement.
Both clubs have spoken coyly about the deal, but it seems the former Leicester City man could become an Eagle by next week for around £250,000.
"I can confirm there has been an offer from a Championship club for James Scowcroft," Coventry's managing director Paul Fletcher told the Croydon Advertiser.
Palace's director of football Bob Dowie has meanwhile confirmed that two new front-men would be joining the club, one of whom should be trialist Jay Bothroyd.
"There should be four or five new arrivals before we play Millwall. It should be a busy week," Dowie added.
Preston North End striker David Nugent has also been touted as another possible target, and the South Londoners have also confirmed that winger Jobi McAnuff will be staying put unless there is a big-money offer for his services.