COX CHASING YOUNG PREMIERSHIP STRIKER
Cox hopeful of signing new frontman
mansfieldtown.net, 28th October 2013
Manager Paul Cox looks set to swoop for a striker on loan from a Premier League club, it was revealed this morning.
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I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t try to improve us and to improve us we need a natural goalscorer" - Paul Cox
The news was disclosed this morning at the manager’s weekly news conference at One Call Stadium.
Cox has highlighted the need for a frontman after seeing his side struggle to get on the scoresheet in recent games.
“I’m extremely close [to signing a new striker],” said the manager. “We’ve been casting our net afar over the last few weeks.
“It’s not rocket since to work out that we’ve not scored a goal in the last three games.
“We should have won the game [on Saturday against Plymouth], but you need someone who can put the ball in the net, it’s as simple as that.
“I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t try to improve us and to improve us we need a natural goalscorer.”
Cox will add a new striker to his squad in time for this Friday’s trip to Southend, and is currently speaking to a young Premier League player with a view to a loan move.
“Nothing is done and dusted yet. He’s at a Premiership club and he’s very well thought of by a lot of people in the game.
“We should have someone in, if not by the close of play today, then by Friday’s match [at Southend].
“Hopefully we can get someone in to help the squad. That would be the phrase I would use. We just need that bit extra in certain areas to help us out at the minute.”
Goal-shy Stags line up striker from Premiership club
chad.co.uk, 28 October 2013
Mansfield Town today hope to complete the loan signing of a striker from a Premiership club.
Despite a largely decent display against Plymouth on Saturday, the Stags lost 1-0 to a last gasp strike and have now gone 338 minutes without a goal.
Stags have so far failed to properly replace goal ace Matt Green, who joined Birmingham in the summer, and fans have been clamouring for manager Paul Cox to bring in a new striker.
Cox is hoping to give them good news today, saying: “We know we need a natural goalscorer and we should have one in, I would have thought, today or definitely by Friday’s match at Southend.
“He is in the Matt Green mould and it would be initially for a month.
“The lad is very highly thought of at his club and by other people. But nothing is done and dusted yet so I am not shouting from the rooftops until the ink is dry on the paperwork.”
Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox flattered to be linked with Notts County job
By Nottingham Post, October 28, 2013
MANSFIELD Town boss Paul Cox is flattered to be linked to the Notts County job.
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The 41-year-old is doing a great job at Field Mill and was reportedly a contender for the Sheffield United job before they appointed ex-Nottingham Forest player Nigel Clough last week.
He led Stags to the Conference title last season and back into the Football League after a five-year exile in non-league.
And they look set to challenge for promotion again this season in League Two, sitting 11th and just five points off the top.
Cox was a player at Meadow Lane and some fans would like to see the club's chairman Ray Trew replace sacked Chris Kiwomya with him.
"It's nice to think people think I'm doing a good job at Mansfield," he said.
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