Chris Cox admits never wanted to leave Tamworth previously and says his decision to re-sign for the club was a “no-brainer.”
The former Stratford Town defender has penned a new deal at the Lamb, after leaving the club last season due to personal reasons.
After working previously with the Lambs’ Head of Senior Football Thomas Baillie at Stratford Town, Cox revealed a discussion with his former boss persuaded him to come back.
Now he’s targeting a repeat of last season’s promotion push.
“I’ve always wanted to come back, I never really wanted to leave,” he said.
“Thomas [Baillie] knew I had a lot of stuff going on in the background at the time I was here before and that took priority a bit and got in the way of football.
“Sometimes that happens where your personal life takes over.
“I spoke to Thomas recently and he seemed keen to bring me back – Smudger and Andrew seemed keen too so it’s a no-brainer really to come back and get going again.
“You don’t turn up to lose, you turn up to win and that’s all that matters. The club needs to be back where it was.
“The club deserves to be in the league and with the ambition and the conversations I’ve had with the management team, we’re only heading that way.
“It will take a bit of time to get things right but if we’re given that time, it will come.”
Cox joins at the perfect time for Gary Smith and Andrew Danylyszyn who have a squad riddled with injuries and illness.
Defenders Jordan Gough, Joe Magunda and Henri Wilder were all missing in Tuesday night’s 6-1 FA Cup defeat to Oxford City, and he wants to make an immediate impact.
He said: “Who doesn’t want to turn up and play football? I’ll definitely be wanting to get fit, get out there and get on the ball when I get chance.
“The fans saw only a little bit last time I was here. I’m pretty confident in myself and once I’m fit and I’ve settled in again, they can expect something – I probably owe it to them a little bit.”
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