O'Driscoll confirms Forest approach for striker Cox
NOTTINGHAM Forest are hoping to discover if they have been successful in their bid to land Premier League striker Simon Cox over the next 48 hours.
Manager Sean O'Driscoll confirmed the Reds have held talks with West Brom and with the player's representatives over signing the former Swindon man.
Forest are so far the only club to have matched the Baggies' asking price for the 25-year-old, but they may still face competition from as many as five other clubs, including Scottish giants Celtic.
The Reds are understood to have offered the Republic of Ireland international a three-year contract and are hopeful that they can make a statement of their intent, following the takeover of the club by the Al Hasawi family, by persuading him to move to the City Ground.
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"He is somebody that we have asked about. We are waiting for answers on one or two things," said O'Driscoll.
"It is just talks at the minute. That is going off with one or two players. You make contact with their clubs, you make contact with their agents.
"Then you wait for developments, to see what happens. We are waiting see what happens with him."
O'Driscoll also says he would love to bring his former Doncaster player Billy Sharp – now at Southampton – to Forest. But he admits it is highly unlikely to happen.
"I had Billy at Doncaster and he was fantastic. If you could get him to a club like Forest, that would be great. But he scored on Saturday against Wolves and he is dead keen to play in the Premier Division," said O'Driscoll.
"That would be a long shot, to be honest. We have been linked with a lot of strikers. But being linked with them and actually getting them is different."