Cobblers’ move for Swindon striker Storey breaks down

Swindon striker Miles Storey, seen here playing on loan for Portsmouth, had been a transfer target for the Cobblers
Swindon striker Miles Storey, seen here playing on loan for Portsmouth, had been a transfer target for the Cobblers

The Cobblers will not be signing Swindon Town striker Miles Storey after it was confirmed the player will spend two days on trial at Scottish Premier League club St Mirren.

Town had held talks with the Robins about a deal to take the 21-year-old on loan as cover for front men Marc Richards and Ivan Toney.

However, the Swindon Link Sport website has revealed the two clubs were unable to agree on the financial contribution Northampton would make to the player’s wages and the deal is now off.

Storey will travel to Scotland this week for a trial period before an expected loan arrangement.

Robins chairman Lee Power told Link Sport: “He’s going to go to St Mirren for a couple of days. He’s going to go and have a look.

“They want to take him on loan so Miles is going to have a look and see where it takes him.

“We’d agreed a loan with Northampton and then they came back and asked for a reduced figure, which we didn’t want to do. That’s why he’s gone to Scotland.”