Cox To Face Former Club At Nethermoor

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Segregation will be in place for this fixture with Barrow fans having the Railway End and second seated stand of the ground entering via turnstiles 7 & 8.

Paul Cox faces his former club at Nethermoor on Saturday as Barrow visit with kick-off at 3pm.

The Lions are still without a win in 2018 after the agonising 2-1 defeat at AFC Fylde last weekend when Danny Rowe struck two minutes from time.

Three of the Cumbrian’s results so far this year have ended in draws as Barrow held Wrexham and Tranmere in the league and Brackley in the Buildbase FA Trophy. However Tuesday night’s replay ended 2-0 to Brackley which is Barrow’s first defeat of 2018.

The visitors have been in a good spell of form following the appointment of Ady Pennock in October and have been unbeaten on the road since the former Forest Green boss was given the job.

New signing Dayle Southwell made his debut at Fylde and Cox was happy with his performance “He’s going to score goals, we know that. I think he needs a couple of good 90 minutes to get him up to speed.”

Reflecting on the game at Mill Farm the boss said “It’s fine lines at the minute, I feel for the players because I thought the work ethic was there. There was a lot of positives from that performance, we have had chances to score goals but we haven’t punished Fylde when we should.”

“The games are ticking down but no one is panicking. I don’t think we deserved to lose the game but we can’t keep standing here and saying that. We weren’t as cutting as we should have been in the final third.”

“As long as we keep putting those performances in, cut out the minor mistakes we make in both boxes, I have not lost any belief that we will achieve our goal this season.”

Once again Paul was delighted with the turnout and Fylde from the fans and he was quick to praise their levels of support “Look the supporters have been brilliant, I know we are in a hard place at the minute but our support has been magnificent. The support they give the players and me is frightening because this game is cruel, when you are down there the psychology is sometimes it can go against you.”

“I think the supporters know how hard I am working, the amount of things I have had to change here. I have the desire not to just keep this club in this league but to take it on to a different level.”

Looking ahead at the rest of the season Paul said “I have sat down with the board and they understand my desire. I am probably the most frustrated man in Guiseley at the minute.”

“I have a desire to achieve with this club, there was a lot of things that I felt needed change and that has probably hindered our progress quicker than we thought. The support, when they come out in the numbers they do, it just makes us work even harder to achieve our goals.”

“It’s very very easy to loose faith in yourself and the people around you. I look at the people i’m working for, the support which we have been shown which is so humbling, I look at the staff and my players that care. I’m 100% focused on achieving our goals this season and in the years to come.”

Paul faced his former club back in September and is looking forward to playing them again on Saturday “When people talk about previous clubs I always look back with fondness. I enjoyed my time at Barrow and had great success. Similar to what I want to achieve here to make it a top ten club in this league.”

Tickets are available to buy at the turnstiles or online here.

Ticket upgrades to a Club Classic package are available until 12pm Friday.

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