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Preview: Cox looks ahead to Fleetwood Town

22 September 2017

Simon Cox says the squad have taken confidence from gaining a point against Northampton Town after being 2-0 down at half time.

Blues are hoping to have some injured players back fit again this weekend.

And Cox said last week’s point has given them belief considering they were 2-0 down at the break.

“I think early on in the season, if we had gone 2-0 down, we probably wouldn’t have come back, which in the grand scheme of things, would be a good point.

“So that’s given us confidence this week, that we were able to sit in the dressing room at half time 2-0 down and look at each other and say ‘come on, we’re a lot better than this’.

“We showed that we were, and we came out with a positive result and I thought once we got back to 2-2, we were the only team who were going to win it.”

The Blues striker also believes a fit-again Anthony Wordsworth is a big bonus and said it’s great to see him back.

“It was brilliant,” Cox added. “I thought he did really well on the basis that he hasn’t played a lot of football or did a whole of training, especially in pre-season.

“It’s great to have him back out there and back in training. He’s a great character and a very good player for us.”

Blues travel to Fleetwood this weekend to face Uwe Rosler’s side who occupy eighth place.

Blues will be hoping to better last season’s draw, where they were unlucky to concede late on in the game.

“Last year, if you cast your mind back, it wasn’t the greatest of times. We didn’t have the bus, we had to get taxis to the game, and then we stepped out on the pitch and we seemed to put all of that behind us. Woody scored in that game, and hopefully he can repeat that and we can hold out this time.”

Nile Ranger is available for the clash, and Cox is happy to be linking up with the striker who he formed a decent partnership last season.

Cox hopes he will benefit and find his goalscoring touch soon.

“On his day he’s unplayable, and we just need more of them days.

“He needs to get back to doing what he’s doing in terms of his work ethic and being out there for 90 minutes.

“First and foremost he’s got to help the team, and that’s what we’re on his case about.

“The goals will come, as it will for every single one of us who gets in them positions.

“I’ve been very disappointed with the lack of shots that have hit the target this year so far, which I’ve been working on.

“It’s getting back to doing the things that are natural. Keep getting in the positions and when you get one, the other one comes and a few come at the same time.

“It’s just about staying in the right positions and not snatching, not becoming too frustrated.

“But at the end of the day, it’s about making sure you in the game, not who has scored. Obviously, I would like to score and get the win, that would be perfect.”


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