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Cox looks ahead to latest home clash

8 October 2020

First team manager Neil Cox has previewed the home game against Forest Green Rovers in an interview with iFollow Iron.

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10 October 2020

United come into it looking to record back-to-back home league wins for the first time since October last year, and to bounce back from a 2-0 loss at Tranmere Rovers last weekend, where his side were hit by a sucker-punch on the stroke of half-time after dominating the opening period in terms of possession.

He said: "The response from last week has been excellent (in training). We looked at our first-half performance where we kept the ball and moved it well, and have tried to work on our final third entries, crosses and movement into the box and creating chances. That's been our focus this week and let's see if we can execute it at the weekend.

"It's still a relatively new group and we're getting to know each other, with just four league games gone. Four points at home is a fairly good return and we're looking forward to the test at the weekend.

"We've not had two successive home league wins since this time last year so it would be good to do that, but it will be a tough task against a Forest Green side who Mark Cooper has got playing entertaining football, keeping possession well and having a lot of chances on goal. We've done our homework on the way we want to go about it, so let's hope we play like we did in the first half last Saturday and create chances."

Cox also provided an update on players ahead of the match, continuing: "Jordan Hallam is still struggling a little bit with a sore hamstring, which is a shame because we wanted to get him back in but he'll be out for another week probably. John McAtee will come back into the squad and has had a good week's training.

"Jordan Clarke (thigh) is back in training and saw another specialist this week, who provided some differed input and there was a lot of positivity to take out of the meeting in terms of what he needs to do with his body, nutrition and more. Fingers crossed that will help get him over the line and start playing games."

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