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Cox relishing challenge at Leyton Orient

13:31 14 November 2014

O's Dean Cox after scoring against Wolves last season. Pic: Simon O'Connor

O's Dean Cox after scoring against Wolves last season. Pic: Simon O'Connor

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At this stage last season Leyton Orient were flying high, two points clear of Wolverhampton Wanderers at the top of the League One table.

But this term they find themselves just two points off the bottom, and though it’s a completely different challenge, it’s one Dean Cox is relishing.

“Every season is a challenge,” said Cox. “Last year was a fantastic season but you are not going to have that every year.

“I am relishing trying to help the team and all the boys are working really hard to try and turn it around.

“With the group of players we have got I am more than confident we can do that.

“It is a tough time at the moment, considering what happened last year,” said Cox.

“People thought we would push on, myself included.

“We are all hurting, no more so than myself, but we have got to put it right.”

The 27-year-old certainly wears his heart on his sleeve, and his type of spirit is what Orient need to get them out of their current adversity – just one place above the League One drop zone.

In times like this it’s a test of character and Cox feels the Leyton Orient squad have that in abundance as they head into a vital game at fellow strugglers Gillingham tomorrow.

“Its hard to take, absolutely,” he added. “Nothing in life goes your way all the time and you see the test of character in people in the dressing room.

“When the chips are down that character needs to shine through. That needs to happen very quickly and I think we have got that.

“When losing football matches you are obviously doing something wrong and we are conceding goals and not scoring too many at the minute but we have got to put that right.

“We are working hard on the training field and all the boys are sticking together and hopefully we can put that right.”

Orient ended their long wait for a home win with the 2-0 success over Northampton Town on Tuesday.

And while he hopes that’s the start of things to come, he knows now it’s a case of points over performances with plenty of big games on the horizon.

“We are down there and need to pick up results,” he remarked. “We need to start picking up the points anyway we can.

“We need a few wins but we need to sort out our home form that’s for sure and keep picking up points.

“We have got Gillingham away and Crewe at home so those two are very big games for us and we are looking to get maximum points.”

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  • Great interview Colin. I wish we had 11 Dean Coxs on the pitch every Saturday - I love his spirit and positive attitude.

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    David Blundell

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