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Simon Cox scored his first goal since 2014 last night

It has been 35 games since the Ireland striker found the back of the net.

Tuesday's goal was the first time Cox has scored in 34 games.
Tuesday's goal was the first time Cox has scored in 34 games.
Image: PA Wire/Press Association Images

AFTER 471 DAYS of waiting, Simon Cox is back on the scoresheet after scoring for Reading in their defeat to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough last night.

The Irish striker netted his first goal since scoring against Norwich on 28 December  2014, a run of 35 games – the same space of time that Leicester City have gone from relegation candidates to title contenders.

The Irish striker has also spent some time on loan at Bristol City earlier this season but also failed to find the back of the net for the Robins in his four appearances for the club.

Cox has 30 caps for Ireland, scoring four goals but hasn’t featured for Ireland since 2014 despite being named in several preliminary squads by Martin O’Neill.

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