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Cox delighted with Solihull win

28 December 2019

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Neil Cox felt we did everything you need to in order to win Vanarama National League matches during Saturday’s victory at Solihull Moors.

Wes Thomas got the only goal of the game as we continued our 100 per cent record over the festive period with a well-fought three points to end 2019.

And the assistant manager saw exactly what he’d hoped for from the players.

“We knew we’d have to be strong defensively but we also wanted to get the ball down and play – and we did that well,” Cox said.

“We want flair but we want to see bodies getting put on the line as well.

“That’s what you have to do to win matches in this league and it’s excellent to come here and do that.”

Four changes were made to the side that won at Maidenhead on Boxing Day, and Cox feels the strength in depth throughout the squad has been evidenced.

“They’ve all had to play and it’s not about individuals, which we proved today,” he said.

“It’s not about 11 players – it’s the 19 or 20 that we have fit who have stuck together and we’ve rotated to get fresh legs on the field.

“Because we needed to make changes and we’d played only two days ago, we’d have taken a draw at Solihull, but we’ve come and earned three points.

“Not many teams do that.”

Cox says the players will now be given a day off for a well-earned rest, before returning to prepare for a New Year’s Day trip to Maidenhead.

“It’s time for them to have a day’s break and enjoy some time with their families before we go again,” he added.

“We know the players who need rotating and those who might not, so there will be more changes to come because we have hard games ahead.”


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