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Cox Encouraged By Performance

22 August 2012

Simon Cox took heart from The Reds’ 1-1 draw at Huddersfield last night and told Forest Player that his teammates deserve ‘massive plaudits’ for the way they played.

Forest were cruelly denied all three points by an injury time Jordan Rhodes penalty after Cox had put the visitors 1-0 up.

The striker said: “The lads deserve massive plaudits for some of the football we played. Especially when you consider that the team we had out haven’t been playing together for long.

“We dominated the game from minute one to minute 92. I think tired legs cost us at the end.”

Forest went in to the game all guns blazing after opting to play with two up front, Dexter Blackstock partnering Cox in his assault on The Terriers’ back line.

And the Irishman believes he and Blackstock can become a devastating strike force.

He said: “Most partnerships take a little bit of time and, as long as you’re both willing to put a shift in there’s no reason it shouldn’t work.

"We’re both clinical in front of goal and we’re both comfortable with the ball at our feet. It should be a good partnership.”

Cox’s 68th minute strike was no more than The Reds deserved after an excellent attacking display.

He said: “It was a great ball from Lewis. I knew that I had no-one on my left shoulder so I knew I could take it there.

"It was just about composure in the end and thankfully I’m off and running now. “

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