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Cox: I'm in the team to score goals

5 November 2014

Cox delighted to notch twice in domiant 3-0 win

Simon Cox has described his delight at firing two goals in the impressive 3-0 victory over Rotherham United on Tuesday evening.

The striker began the match alongside Glenn Murray and the pair linked up well, while Jamie Mackie – who opened the scoring – and Jordan Obita also contributed to the Royals’ impressive forward play.

“I was just doing the job that I’ve been brought in to do," said the 27-year-old. "It’s one of those where I’ve ended up with two, Jamie’s got a good goal and we’ve justified the selection.

“My first one was a nice finish – a good little reverse pass from Jamie and the second one has popped up quite nicely. Sometimes they go in and sometimes they hit row z.”

Cox also revealed that he is enjoying his fledgling partnership with Murray, who has hit five goals in 10 matches himself since joining on loan from Crystal Palace. 

“I like it a lot,” he said. “Glenn gets a lot of knocks, cuts and bruises for doing the donkey work but he gets his fair share of goals too. He’s not happy tonight, though, and I feel that he deserved a goal for his work-rate but I’m really enjoying playing with him.

“It’s also good to have the likes of Anton Ferdinand and Danny Williams coming into the side. Although he was only for 45 minutes, Anton looked like a commanding figure at the back and Danny got a good 60 minutes. He deserved his standing ovation when he went off.”

The Royals host Charlton Athletic on Saturday looking to make it three successive 3-0 wins at the Madejski. A repeat of such a result would see Reading leapfrog their London-based counterparts.

Cox said: “It’s a game that we believe we can go and win. Even in previous weeks when confidence was dented, we’ve always believed that we could win games. As a group of players, we and the management staff believe we’re doing the right things.”

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