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Mixed emotions for former Blue Toon ace

Thu 25 May 2017

Former Peterhead man played a starring role in the League 1 play-off final Former Peterhead man played a starring role in the League 1 play-off final



Mixed emotions for former Blue Toon midfielder David Cox.

The 28 year old helped Forfar go up and Peterhead go down.

Cox was instrumental in the decisive League 1 play-off final second leg, scoring one of the Loons' five goals in a one-sided contest.

Gaining promotion with Gary Bollan's side ranks as one of Cox's best achievements, although his delight was tinged with some sadness given it was against his old club.

Cox spent three years at Balmoor and was part of Jim McInally's squad, which won the League 2 title in 2014, Peterhead's first SPFL honour.

The former Alloa and Airdrie man also remains grateful to the Aberdeenshire club for standing by him during some tough times off the field.

Cox said: "I think when we won the league at Peterhead, I spent about half to three quarters of that season out injured."

"That was a bit of a disappointment because I never felt like I really achieved anything since I did not play much."

"But this feeling of winning promotion with Forfar is different class."

Cox added: "I do feel for Jim and his team because Peterhead were great to me during my time there."

"From the manager to the backroom staff, the players and lots of other people connected with the club, they did a lot for me through a lot of hard times."

"I feel for them but my job was to help Forfar win the tie."

"It was an unbelieveable result against a good League 1 team, who probably should not have finished where they have."

By Glenn Moir