‘Managers have a headache’ – Chris Cox on Tamworth FC’s new depth
Defender Chris Cox says competition for places is hotting up at Tamworth – and that can only be a good thing.
The former Stratford right back returned to the starting line up against Barwell on Tuesday night – a 3-0 win – having missed recent games after being sent off in the clash with Bromsgrove last month.
He was one of eight changes to the side that beat Nuneaton in the FA Cup on Saturday and believes it’s a huge positive to have so many players battling it out for limited shirts.
“The joy of the squad right now is the depth,” he said.
“You lose one good player and, in some squads, you worry and think: ‘Who can we bring in?’
“But with ours, you see one player go off and another good one coming on.”
“It’s great to have that much depth in the squad.
“You are fighting for your shirts and that’s what you want.
“You want that competitiveness, knowing there’s always someone to come in and take your spot.
“The managers here are certainly going to have a headache now.”
With five wins from the last six games, Cox believes the Lambs are starting to build up a head of steam which he hopes they can take into Redditch.
“It took a few weeks (to get going),” he said. “It’s such a big squad and you have got to get used to who you are playing with, when you are playing.
“But it feels like it has started to click and the past couple of games we have all known what we are doing. It’s been drilled into us well and we are all kicking on from there really.
“We just want to keep that momentum now, keep doing what we are doing because it’s working at the minute.”