WE’RE LOOKING LIKE OLD O’S - COX
WINGER Dean Cox believes the good times are back at Leyton Orient after a hellish last 12 months.
The O’s were a penalty shoot-out away from reaching the Championship two seasons ago then, following their takeover by Italian Francesco Becchetti, suffered a miserable campaign and were relegated to League Two on the final day of last season.
A summer of transition saw a number of players depart, while former West Ham United coach Ian Hendon took the managerial reins.
The constant in all this has been Cox, but the diminutive midfielder says it’s now time to look forward rather than back after a strong start in which the O’s shot to the top of the table after the opening three matches.
“The spirit in the camp feels like how it was two years ago,” said Cox, who has played more than 250 games for Orient since signing in 2010.
“It is about quality not quantity with our squad. The year we did well in League One with Russell Slade we had a tight-knit group and, looking at it, it seems the same this season.
“I don’t want to get too excited because we are only a few games in, but we are looking good and keeping the back door closed.
“With the players we have got going forwards, we are always going to create chances and score goals.”
POSITIVE: Dean Cox