Cox keen for a reaction from O’s in crucial festive fixtures

12:00 25 December 2014

Dean Cox during Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Barnsley. Pic: Simon O'Connor.

Dean Cox during Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Barnsley. Pic: Simon O'Connor.

Simon O'Connor Photography

Orient face two fellow strugglers in the space of four days.

Leyton Orient midfielder Dean Cox admits the next two games over the festive period are crucial if the O’s are to get out of the ‘mess’ they find themselves in.

The 27-year-old may have already hinted at a possible departure in January for himself, but the O’s have two important fixtures against sides also at the wrong end of the table.

They firstly host Crawley Town on Boxing Day, before making the trip to Yeovil Town on Monday, and Cox knows the importance of results over the festive period.

“We are down there so we have to get a reaction,” said Cox.

“It’s Crawley at home and Yeovil away and both clubs are right in there with us so we need to claw them back and get out of this mess.”

Only goal difference is sparing Orient from bottom spot in League One after last weekend’s 2-0 loss at Barnsley – their sixth successive away defeat.

And Cox admits performances this season have been below par.

“We have had a frank discussion in the changing room and obviously it is not good enough,” he added.

“Things have got to change, there’s no two ways about it.”

Related articles


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham Sports News

Yesterday, 11:21

Canning Town 4 Biggleswade 5 (after extra time)

Essex Senior League
Yesterday, 08:51

Disappointing exits for Essex Senior League rivals

Essex Senior League
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Italian reveals chairman Francesco Becchetti made O’s players do double training sessions this week

Ollie Palmer
Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Hammers left it late before Winston Reid thumped in the injury-time decider at the London Stadium


Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport


Show Job Lists


Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Read more

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now