Cox confident of a successful Notts landing

Cox hopeful of first away win

ORIENT travel to Notts County on Saturday desperate for points, as only local rivals Dagenham & Redbridge are currently below them in the table.

But winger Dean Cox believes the O’s can record their first away win in the league since last January and start climbing away from danger.

Notts County have taken seven points from their first six games after winning promotion last season, but Cox said: “If we play like we did against Huddersfield on Saturday we will have no trouble.

“I don’t think we should get too downhearted, we had hoped to be in a better position, but I think we’ve had a tough start and our performances have deserved better.

“We’re still optimistic about the season and we’re all disappointed after two back-to-back defeats, but it’s not all doom and gloom.

“Huddersfield are looking to go up this season, yet at times we passed them off the pitch. Unfortunately, we didn’t take the chances we created, but there were lots of positives.

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“We were closing them down and we were winning a lot of second ball. On another day we would have won the game four or five nil.”

Cox, who scored a stunning goal on Saturday, has netted three times in the last four matches and is hoping to keep the run going.

“I’ve always scored goals before, but I wouldn’t say I was prolific,” he said after the game.

“But I seem to be in a rich vein of form at the moment and long may it continue.

“I was chuffed to bits with the goal, it was probably the best I have ever scored, but I’d have swapped it for the three points.”

Once again Orient paid the price for conceding an early goal, just as they had done at Daggers the week before.

“It wasn’t the best of starts, but I thought it was a great performance from the lads,” he said.

Orient boss Russell Slade will hope to have defender Charlie Daniels fit again for Saturday’s trip after he resumed training this week, but will have to do without new signing Andy Frampton, who left the ground on crutches and is facing three weeks on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

The 31-year-old left back joined on a month’s loan from Championship side Millwall after Michael Liddle, returned to Sunderland.

Liddle, joined at the start of August and played in the first game at Yeovil, but suffered an injury and did not play again before returning to the Premier League side.

The left back position has certainly been a problem for Slade.

In the six league games to date five different players - Liddle, Mike Cestor, Daniels, Elliot Omozusi and Frampton have all played there.

Slade admitted it seems to be a jinxed position. “It’s a blow and the left back position seems to be cursed for us so far this season,” he said.

“I feel for Andy, he was having a terrific debut. I was really pleased and then he just rolled over on that ankle. .

“We hope he’s fit and ready to play again soon.”

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