Parkin ready to move on
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sam Parkin admits he would consider a move away from Swindon Town.
Sam Parkin admits he would consider a move away from Swindon Town after rejecting the chance to discuss extending his contract.
The highly-rated hit-man has been linked with a number of clubs this season, including Burnley and Sunderland, and has even looked to embark on an international career with Scotland.
Although manager Andy King thinks his top scorer "loves" it at The County Ground, Parkin is keen to play at a higher level.
"I've still got a year left on my deal and I don't want to talk with the club at the moment about extending it," he told Swindon's official website.
"If there is an offer from a club in a higher division then obviously I may discuss it.
"At the end of the day, I'm not getting any younger and, if the opportunity comes to go to a big club, then I'll have to listen to what they have to offer."
King added that he will not stand in the way of his striker leaving if the right move comes along.
"I don't think you'll see him going to another club in this division," he suggested.
"However, if the opportunity comes to play at a much better football club then I don't stand in the way of progression.
"It's what I preach."
Meanwhile, Michael Pook has been handed a professional contract by the Town boss.