Cox keen to earn a new deal at STFC

Lee Cox

Lee Cox

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LEE Cox is keen to earn a new deal at Swindon Town after making his first start in a Robins shirt for more than two years on Saturday.

The midfielder was named by manager Mark Cooper in the starting line-up for the weekend win over Sheffield United fully 25 months after featuring from the off against Shrewsbury Town in a League Two match on February 21, 2012.

He produced a dogged performance and now hopes that Town are able to offer him an extended contract when his current stay in Wiltshire expires this summer.

When asked if he’d want to renew terms at the County Ground, Cox said: “Definitely. It’s a big club, I don’t think anyone could turn down any deal at this club. It’s a great club and we’ll just have to see what I can do in the future.”

No negotiations have yet begun, however, with Cox saying: “Nothing so far. I’m just keeping my head dowe like I have done all season and hopefully getting some more gametime.

“It’s a great set of lads to be working with, there’s a lot of talent at this club. You learn off each other every day. I’ve certainly learnt a lot in training off the gaffer and Luke. It’s been good.”

Given the length of time between starts, the former Inverness man was delighted to be included by Cooper.

He said: “I was raring to go. I haven’t started a competitive match since last April so it was good. I think I’ve had it embedded from an early age that I work hard no matter what and I keep going. Luckily it’s kept my fitness up.

“I thought first half we controlled the game. In the second half we got a bit sloppy and that cost us. We had to do more running.

“It was a good buzz at the end to see Louis (Thompson, who scored the winning goal)”.

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9:07am Mon 31 Mar 14

Scouse Red says...

Well played Lee - be interesting to see who starts in midfield now over the next few games, the key surely is playing two up front!
Well played Lee - be interesting to see who starts in midfield now over the next few games, the key surely is playing two up front! Scouse Red
  • Score: 8

9:36am Mon 31 Mar 14

uruguay whitey the red says...

Felt sorry for lee,Cooper hasn't given him a fair crack of the whip because of the loans.Interesting to see all the players cooper said had no future or not good enough have had to be included and then done well.
Felt sorry for lee,Cooper hasn't given him a fair crack of the whip because of the loans.Interesting to see all the players cooper said had no future or not good enough have had to be included and then done well. uruguay whitey the red
  • Score: 5

11:39am Mon 31 Mar 14

itslove says...

Coops has outed many on loan . Then we get them back and they are better than what we had . Coops no judge of players then . But hes bought them back and they are doing fine Cox and Storey . Maybe had we had them earlier we would have been well in that top 6 . We can still do this if we go back to our old kick and rush game . Scoring off knees and elbows . It happens in the premiership . eg Terrys goal won it for Palace bought about by a cross ball, pressure , will to win , highly motivated ordinary players v over paid ones. Other games were won on flicks and deflections in all the leagues . Thompsons goal wobbled off their keeper but it counts. We have been looking in the past to pass it into the corners of the goal . Just get the thing in the box and shoot .
Coops has outed many on loan . Then we get them back and they are better than what we had . Coops no judge of players then . But hes bought them back and they are doing fine Cox and Storey . Maybe had we had them earlier we would have been well in that top 6 . We can still do this if we go back to our old kick and rush game . Scoring off knees and elbows . It happens in the premiership . eg Terrys goal won it for Palace bought about by a cross ball, pressure , will to win , highly motivated ordinary players v over paid ones. Other games were won on flicks and deflections in all the leagues . Thompsons goal wobbled off their keeper but it counts. We have been looking in the past to pass it into the corners of the goal . Just get the thing in the box and shoot . itslove
  • Score: -18

1:22pm Mon 31 Mar 14

RamsburyRed says...

Cox is one of the most mysterious of the PDC signings, because he wasn't a foreign import or an unknown quantity, but we tracked him and showed some determination to get him here. He played a few times - I thought he looked quite useful - before being cast into the wilderness. Not just by PDC but apparently by Cooper too. I thought he played very well on Saturday, and when his contract is up presumably we can start anew and put him on today's going rate. We could do a lot worse.
Cox is one of the most mysterious of the PDC signings, because he wasn't a foreign import or an unknown quantity, but we tracked him and showed some determination to get him here. He played a few times - I thought he looked quite useful - before being cast into the wilderness. Not just by PDC but apparently by Cooper too. I thought he played very well on Saturday, and when his contract is up presumably we can start anew and put him on today's going rate. We could do a lot worse. RamsburyRed
  • Score: 19

4:45pm Mon 31 Mar 14

ScottLeitch says...

I'd rather have him in the side than Harley any day of the week.
I'd rather have him in the side than Harley any day of the week. ScottLeitch
  • Score: 10

4:51pm Mon 31 Mar 14

LeGod says...

I thought Cox had a good game on saturday and linked up well with the rest of the midfield and got in some great tackles a couple of which were very good and were pulled up by the idiot ref. By the way Lee your not allowed to tackle too hard otherwise they blow up for a fould these idiot refs and twice he got penalised for perfectly good tackles.
Tired in the last 15 minutes understandably but overall he had a very good game. with him and Gladwin in there we had a bit more steel which is what we have been crying out for.
A real mystery to me why he hasnt been given a chance before this and PDC treated him really badly and i know he got injured when cooper came in and went on loan to Plymouth and the Scum but i hope he gets more game time as he deserves it after saturdays performance.
Well played Lee Cox.
I thought Cox had a good game on saturday and linked up well with the rest of the midfield and got in some great tackles a couple of which were very good and were pulled up by the idiot ref. By the way Lee your not allowed to tackle too hard otherwise they blow up for a fould these idiot refs and twice he got penalised for perfectly good tackles. Tired in the last 15 minutes understandably but overall he had a very good game. with him and Gladwin in there we had a bit more steel which is what we have been crying out for. A real mystery to me why he hasnt been given a chance before this and PDC treated him really badly and i know he got injured when cooper came in and went on loan to Plymouth and the Scum but i hope he gets more game time as he deserves it after saturdays performance. Well played Lee Cox. LeGod
  • Score: 23

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