Davey Getting Ready To Cook For New Season

Last updated : 13 June 2008 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)
Two midfielders are the latest players to be linked with Simon Davey's shopping list this summer.

Fulham's Lee Cook and Sturm Graz's captain, Austrian internationak Jurgen Samuel have been linked with the club today.

Davey is not due back at work until Monday and has said he will not announce any signings until July at the earliest but it has not stopped the rumors.

Today's Times newspaper reports in its "Decent Bets"section:

"Queens Park Rangers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Barnsley are trying to sign Lee Cook, the Fulham winger"

Cook who joined Fulham from QPR for last summer failed to make an apperance for the Cottagers and spent time on loan at Charlton.

Lee Cook (Fulham) Information
Date of birth
Tuesday, 3rd August 1982
Place of birth
Hammersmith, England
Squad No.
Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
DebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
12 Feb 20084 (5)010
09 Aug 2004116 (11)10161
22 Mar 200325 (25)740
21 Dec 200213 (0)121
05 Oct 20028 (0)220
14 Apr 20018 (5)010
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
First App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
12 Feb 20084 (5)010
05 Aug 200641 (0)481
06 Aug 200535 (6)430
09 Aug 200440 (5)250
12 Aug 200322 (23)740
05 Oct 200224 (2)341
31 Jan 20026 (3)010
14 Apr 20012 (2)000
Appearances 174 (+ 46 as sub); Goals 20; Yellow cards 26; Red cards 2

Samuel meanwhile has spent his entire career with Graz where he is now captain and according to the Sheffield Star is looking to move to England.

They report:

"Already reports are pairing Davey's Championship side with Jurgen Samuel.

The 23-year-old midfielder is thought to be one of two Austrian internationals being considered by Davey and his coaching staff.

Barnsley would face still competition for Samuel.

Newly-promoted Hull as well as Championship rivals Plymouth and Birmingham are said to also be interested."

Samuel came off the bench in the 74th minute of Austria's 1-1 draw with Poland at Euro 2008 last night.