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Romantic Cox hopes for fairytale ending

3 January 2013

Manager Paul Cox is hoping for a romantic FA Cup ‘honeymoon’ when we entertain Liverpool this weekend. 

Our boss revealed that he is due to get married to his long-term partner tomorrow afternoon, to the startled worldwide media, who assembled at One Call Stadium earlier today.

He said: “Apparently I agreed to get married if we beat Lincoln [City] in the Second Round.

“I don’t know how it came about, but after the win, Carolyn [Radford, CEO] and the chairman were congratulating me and said that they were looking forward to the big day – the wedding.

He added: “So the wedding is tomorrow and there’ll probably be one or two more cameras there now, but it’s something I’ll embrace and cherish.”

The 40-year-old will be hoping for another fairytale ending, when his side face Brendan Rodgers’ seven-time former FA Cup winners on Sunday – ironically the day of his 41st birthday.

Never before has a non-league club defeated one from the Premier League, but with the smell of romance blossoming in the North Nottinghamshire air, anything could be possible this weekend.

Cox continued: “I think the whole town is up for it. There’s only a few days to go and everyone is ready for the big game. We want to give a good account of ourselves and make the supporters proud of our players.

“It’s a fabulous time at the football club. We’re coming into January, nicely placed in the league with three or four games in hand on most teams. It’s a positive environment and we want to embrace it.

He added: “But any side that Brendan [Rodgers] puts out will be a great side. Liverpool are a worldwide brand and the whole squad is filled with quality footballers.”

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