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Sonny Cox

east_mid

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We possibly set the bar too high.The rest of the team are clearly high quality.All we needed was a couple of strikers that could chip in with a few goals and create space for a team that has goals all the way through it.

Reminds me of when Taylor needed a couple of players.He signed Phillips and that other bloke.Nothing too remarkable about them,but they got the job done asked of them.
 

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I don’t think it would’ve mattered if we’d had Nombe or even Ollie Watkins up front yesterday.

Our passing accuracy was off all day and he spent most of the time chasing lost causes over the top. Actually thought he did ok in the first half. Got Gary Woods out of trouble on a poor clearance with tidy control and showed some good footwork down our right side early on but misplaced his pull back to Carroll.

He did get bullied off the ball once but his touch on that occasion let him down and he left the ball behind, it happens.

I’ve seen Nombe have similar performances this year and don’t think we should be too harsh on the lad. He’s obviously not a target man and you can’t expect a striker to do a lot when we have no width or meaningful possession in the opponents half.
The problem yesterday was that we had no pace out wide to stretch the opposition which meant we really needed a big strong striker to win us some possession from long balls as a plan B. That's never going to be Sonny's game but we've already seen this season he can influence games coming off the bench as a support striker.
 

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The problem yesterday was that we had no pace out wide to stretch the opposition which meant we really needed a big strong striker to win us some possession from long balls as a plan B. That's never going to be Sonny's game but we've already seen this season he can influence games coming off the bench as a support striker.
Completely agree. I don’t think the balls behind were good enough regardless who was there but based on Sonny’s attributes it probably wouldn’t have mattered. It’s simply not his game and he shouldn’t get pelters for that.

I’d quite like to see him play alongside Muskwe or even as a 10 alongside Aitchison if we have Demi and Dion/Ilmari providing the width and pace at wingback.
 

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Harris wasn't Nombe's replacement - he's an attacking midfielder

All we could muster as one loan forward the whole window, really poor work
Mind you Max if Harris had come he would have found himself playing up front now whether he liked it or not!
 

SaintJames

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wrong thread
 
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Egg

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Harris wasn't Nombe's replacement - he's an attacking midfielder
Now there's an idea – perhaps we could give GrecIAN a try up front. If he's half the footballer he thinks he is, he should score goals for fun! ;)
 
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Cox needs a run of games. You can't fairly judge a player without providing him the platform to succeed.

The players knew what to expect and how to play off the likes of Brown, Nombe and Stanno, because they all played around 40 games last year.

It's unfair to critique Cox, because at the moment he's being thrown into games like yesterday's, and the league trophy games where he could be playing alongside a host of different players.

He will get better the more he plays, I'm sure of it.
 

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Happy 19th birthday Sonny.
 

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Put in a good shift yesterday, was combative, never physically outmuscled, and intelligently threaded some nice through balls to put Scott in the clear (opportunities that were sadly squandered). When he was eventually subbed he left the field holding the rear of his right thigh, so may have been for injury rather than tactical. He is definitely developing.
 

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Put in a good shift yesterday, was combative, never physically outmuscled, and intelligently threaded some nice through balls to put Scott in the clear (opportunities that were sadly squandered). When he was eventually subbed he left the field holding the rear of his right thigh, so may have been for injury rather than tactical. He is definitely developing.
He was playing against under 21year olds , not league 1 brick ****houses!!
 
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