Paul Cox’s first game in charge sees Eastleigh visit Nethermoor

It’s the start of a new era on Saturday when Eastleigh visit Nethermoor for Paul Cox’s first game in charge as GAFC Manager with kick-off at 3pm.

The new boss is already excited for his first game after poor results in recent weeks including a 4-1 defeat Leyton Orient on Saturday, a 1-0 home loss to Hartlepool and a 2-0 reverse at FC Halifax on Saturday.

Eastleigh however have enjoyed a solid start to the season including wins over Tranmere Rovers and Sutton as well as holding league high fliers Aldershot Town, Ebbsfleet United, Bromley, Leyton Orient and Dagenham & Redbridge to draws.

The Spitfires are proving a hard side to beat so far this campaign having only lost once away at Woking a few weeks ago.

Paul Cox on his appointment said “I am very excited about putting some strong foundations down on the playing side.”

“After speaking with the chairman of the board and the club, I am excited about the plans that they have for the club and the ambitions going forward.”

He is also hoping to bond with the fans “I’m really looking forward to meeting the supporters, I had a great rapport with the Barrow fans and it’s important to me that I have that same bond with the people at Guiseley as well.”

Looking ahead to the match he said “I could have picked an easier first game of course but I hope it will be the start of something special.”

Captain Danny Lowe also spoke following Saturday’s loss at Leyton Orient “I would say credit to the lads because they were professional and knew we had to come here and set up a formation to take something from the game.”

“As the first half wore on we slowly got into it and started to get our foot on the ball and we scored a very well-worked goal.”

The captain was in joint charge of the defeat with Martin Stringfellow “After two penalties in quick succession, it definitely deflated the lads and coming out for the second half it was always going to be tough.”

“It was always going to be an uphill task after they got their tails up from being a goal down and the third goal is a killer as well.”

Tickets are available to buy online or at the turnstiles.