Halom set for Roker Park

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SUNDERLAND Manager Mr Bob Stokoe who yesterday opened negotiations for the transfer on loan, with a view to signing, of Luton Town striker Vic Halom said today: “I hope to have something completed by the time we start the journey home tomorrow.”

Mr Stokoe left the team party on the way down from Sunderland to Toddington to meet Luton manager Mr Harry Haslam for the first round of talks, writes Argus. They met again at Loftus Road last night when the Sunderland party were spectators at the QPR v Huddersfield game and they were due to have further talks later today.

“Obviously I would like to have the loan fixed up so that he would be eligible for our next round of the Cup if we get through tonight,” said Mr Stokoe. “But we would not Cup-tie the player unless we wanted to sign him.”

A fee of £30,000 has been mentioned, but there is no official confirmation of that figure at the moment.

Halom, who was with Charlton Athletic when Mr Stokoe was manager there, was transferred to Fulham and then on to Luton. He is understood to be keen to join Sunderland.

Story taken from the Sunderland Echo on February 7 1973.