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Cox encouraged by Stags fightback

25 January 2014

Manager Paul Cox believes our side deserved all three points in this afternoon’s 2-2 draw with Wycombe Wanderers.

Despite dominating majority of the game, Stags fought back from two goals down to earn a valuable point.

Cox was pleased with our players’ overall performance this afternoon, but has urged them to start picking up more points at home. 

“Since I’ve been involved in football, I think that is the most one sided game I’ve never won.

“I would like to see what the stats were as I think Wycombe only had two shots on target and scored both of them.”

He continued: “I couldn’t have asked more from the boys though. In horrible conditions I thought we dominated the game from start to finish. 

“The least we deserved was a draw. I thought we played excellent and passed the ball around on a really horrible surface. 

“I’m hoping we have lost a bit of anxiety at home now. Full credit to our supporters too, because I thought they were excellent getting behind the boys. 

“I don’t think anyone would have been surprised if we came in 2-1 or 3-1 up at half-time. 

“Their goalkeeper has pulled off a number of world-class saves. You just start to think it is going to be one of those days.”

Meanwhile, our boss says morale is currently on a high in the dressing room and believes we will start picking up more home victories soon.

Cox continued: “The boys are sticking together in there. The team spirit is excellent and we know what we have got to do. 

“It was a good performance - It wasn’t the result we wanted today, but we deserved the win as we played on the front foot and created majority of the chances.

“I’ve said to the boys, if we can play like that for the remainder of the season we can upset the apple cart.

“There’s a lot of positivity in dressing room. It’s the first time I have seen that with the boys for a long time. There’s a little spring in their step and sparkle in their eye.

“We need to win our home games to be successful and we want to get back to doing that."

When asked on activity in the January transfer window, Cox said that he is working as hard as he can to bring in a new faces.

“I’m not sure at the moment. I’m working my socks off to make deals happen, but to be honest, how long is a piece of string?," added the boss.

“We had a deal close and I thought we would have one done by the weekend, but it’s not rocket science the quality of players we are looking for.”

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