Lessons Learnt Ahead of Dover Visit

Paul Cox says his side have learnt some lessons following Wrexham’s late equaliser as he prepares for Saturday’s visit of Dover Athletic.

The Lions are currently on a three game unbeaten run with draws against Eastleigh and away at both Barrow and Wrexham.

Dover have enjoyed an excellent start to the season and currently sit second on goal difference in the Vanarama National League table. Despite a close season upheaval of their playing squad Chris Kinnear’s side has only tasted defeat once on the road so far this campaign.

They have been inconsistent on their own patch though winning two of their six home matches so far.

Looking back at Saturday’s draw Paul Cox told Colin Robertson “To concede so late on, the dressing room in there is gutted. It’s the first time in three games I have seen them like that.”

“We can learn from it though, a little bit of game management and the ability to see out games. On a plus point we played a tough game Saturday and made a hell of a trip on Tuesday night and I do think there was a few heavy legs later on in the game.”

Reflecting on his time in charge so far Cox said “I think we have come a long way in a short space of time, the boys have shown real positivity in what they’ve done.”

The boss is also looking for improvement from his squad “I am pleased with where we are at this minute but there’s an awful lot to do. The early signs have been quite pleasing.”

Looking ahead to Dover’s visit Paul Cox said “I prefer attack to be the best form of defence and for teams to deal with us.”

“I was laughing with the chairman, it was a great time to come in to Guiseley with the set of fixtures we have. There’s no easy games but as long we are improving, looking to do the right things and keep moving forward then I will be happy.”

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