Nottingham Forest striker Simon Cox has told Forest Player that he is delighted to be back on the goalscoring trail ahead of Friday’s clash with Reading at The City Ground.The Irishman got his name on the scoresheet in consecutive matches against Leicester and Burnley, but Cox is more concerned about contributing to the team cause.
He said: “I’m pleased to score goals because that’s what I love doing. But all that matters is that the team continues to play well and we keep getting points on the board.
“I always seem to score against Leicester, there’s just something about them. But it felt great to come back after the international break and score again. That was a great feeling.”
Cox comes up against his former employers on Friday night, but the Reading Academy graduate maintains his focus is solely on getting maximum points for his current club.
He said: “There’s no extra motivation for me really. If we get the win then it will be bittersweet for me because I used to play for them. But we want to do our best and go and take the three points.
“They still have a lot of the younger players that I played with in the youth team. They’ve brought in some good signings over the summer but if we want to be in the title race then we have to beat them.”
This week saw news emerge that Reds captain Chris Cohen will miss the rest of the season through injury, but Cox says that will only spur the team on to achieve success in the skipper’s absence.
He said: “Chris will be hugely missed. We were all gutted for him after the game. He is a massive part of our team and his performances say everything about him.
“We’ll work even harder now to ensure that we are successful for him.”
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