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Cox: I can't wait to get started

8 August 2014

Striker takes inspiration from the past

New Royals signing Simon Cox is relishing the prospect of pulling on a Reading shirt once more.

The Academy product has arrived back at Madejski Stadium after a six year absence and is set to go straight into the squad for Saturday’s trip to Wigan, having been handed the number ten shirt.

“I can’t wait to get started again, I still know most of the players here so bedding in shouldn’t be too hard for me. I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead,” said Cox.

“I’m delighted with how it’s gone, I’m very lucky to have played once for this football club, so second time feels as good as the first. Playing Premier League football was great and I’m desperate to get back there with Reading. I know the challenge ahead is a big one but I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking to get on the score sheet as many times as possible this season and I think the team that we’ve got is a good one – the manager is a straight forward guy and someone I’m looking forward to working with.”

There’s plenty of inspiration for the forward to draw upon from his last stint in Berkshire – as a youngster, he was part of Steve Coppell’s record breaking squad from the 2005/06 title winning campaign.

“My biggest memory is that 106 point season, we ended up getting a record that still hasn’t been beaten.  To accumulate that many points was very special and we will always look to emulate that.”

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