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Cox could add players on loan

1 February 2014

Manager Paul Cox believes that the ability to sign players on loan during the coming weeks will act as a big boost to his squad at a crucial stage of the season.

Our boss was speaking following today’s 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle at Home Park, which saw us denied all three points due to Lewis Alessandra’s equaliser in injury-time.

“After today’s performance and with Hutch (Ben Hutchinson) coming back from injury, the squad is getting stronger to what it was earlier in the season.

“I think you’ll see competition for places, consistency of performance and consistency of results, but I still think we probably need that fresh face in the dressing room.

“If someone is going to come in that has played at this level and has been successful, or at a level above, could add the cherry to our cake.”

Reflecting more on today’s match, Cox said: “It almost feels like we’ve lost the game and in the dressing room I’ve had to pick the players up,”

“Over the 90 minutes I thought we were the better side and deserved to win the game, but we’ve got to see through those six minutes of injury time.”

“I thought we were excellent, especially in the second half, but the result should have been out of sight before the six minutes of injury time.

“We’ve worked hard, we passed the ball excellently, created some good chances and [the equaliser] was a sickener.

“[In stoppage time] we were on top, we were keeping the ball and I feel gutted for the lads, because I thought they put in a great performance.

“There were some real positives today and we looked like a team similar to how we were at the back end of last season, but we’ve got to pick ourselves up now and go again.”

On the injury which Lee Beevers sustained in the build up to Plymouth’s equaliser, Cox added: “I think he fell awkwardly on his shoulder.

“He went straight to the medical room to have it looked at, but hopefully it won’t be so bad."

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