Midfielder up for battle as United tackle the Gulls
Lee Cox is preparing for a midfield battle tomorrow afternoon as United welcome Torquay United to the Kassam Stadium.
Cox returned to the heart of United's midfield on Tuesday night against Dagenham & Redbridge after fully recovering from a virus and feels that tomorrow's match will be a good test.
"Torquay are not doing very well themselves so they'll be under a little bit of pressure but they'll be up for the game like any team is when you're in a bad spell and there's not a lot of confidence but they'll be in our faces and we'll be in theirs so it should be a good game and hopefully we will come out on top," he said.
"We'll never lose our confidence going forward or when we're creating things. We know that we can create anything at any moment but we have got to lift ourselves in the dirty sides of the game, get the second balls and get in and about people's faces and try to get clean sheets. That's our aim and if we tighten up from the front to the defence then we'll get the clean sheets and then the goals.
"We've prepared really well. We were in the next day, had a nice warm down, everyone was being positive and talking about Saturday and the way that we've got to go about things and I think what we've done in training will give us a good platform for Saturday."
Cox was pleased to be back in the starting line-up on Tuesday night but admitted that the game wasn't the most enjoyable to play in.
"It's good to be playing again, it's always good to be in the starting eleven but unfortunately we didn't get a good result," he said.
"It was a scrappy game, the ball was more in the air than on the ground and it was like a tennis match. I got neck ache after the game from all the times we were watching the ball getting humped over us and it was just one of those game where it wasn't very nice for a midfielder."