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Allen swoops for Spurs youngster

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: September 01, 2009

Spurs youngster Sam Cox has joined Cheltenham Town on loan

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 MARTIN Allen has called in a family favour to take another young player on loan from Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur.

Versatile defender Sam Cox swaps a position in Clive Allen's development squad at White Hart Lane for a place in cousin Martin's first team plans at Whaddon Road.

The 18-year-old is currently a first year professional with the Premier League pace setters having previously captained the Spurs under 16 side.

Edgware-born Cox is comfortable playing as a holding midfield player or in the centre or left side of the back four.

A gifted athlete, Cox was the Brent Cross-Country champion for four successive years and 800 metre champion for three successive years.

It is not the first time that Cheltenham boss Martin has called in a favour with his cousin Clive at Tottenham.

Last season, defender Yuri Berchiche and midfielder David Hutton joined on loan, with Hutton agreeing to remain with the club on a one-year contract on his release from the Lillywhites.

Meanwhile Allen has named his side for tonight's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie with Torquay United.

The Cheltenham boss has made three changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Darlington on Saturday.

Despite originally giving a start to youngster Kyle Haines, Allen has now opted to give a senior debut to former Chelsea youngster Jordan Tabor.

Cheltenham Town: Brown; Diallo, Gallinagh, Townsend, Tabor; Watkins, Bird, Artus, Low; Denton, Richards.

Subs: Richardson, Haynes, Ridley, Hayles, Alsop.


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    Richard lll, Cheltenham  |  September 01 2009, 4:00PM

    Craig - according to website only the IN2PRINT, Main Stand + Paddock are open 2nite - not a massive crowd anticipated then!

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    Craig, Cheltenham  |  September 01 2009, 3:37PM

    Here here. Anyone know if the Carlsberg & C&G are shut tonight?

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    diesledog, paddock  |  September 01 2009, 3:28PM

    I suppose Phil, Bill and Hector(or are they the same?)will moan that he cant be thought of highly because he has come to us and also that MA is a clown and he hasn't got a clue. David Hutton(ex spurs), Jordan Tabor(ex Chelsea), Frankie Artus(Bristol City), now Sam Cox, please tell us, any good or not? MA still doesn't know? Over to you.