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Cox Attributes Impress Sheridan

8 February 2013

JOHN Sheridan believes Lee Cox’s competitive spirit and the competition he brings to Argyle’s midfield will benefit the Pilgrims.

Lee, 22, has joined the Greens for the remainder of their season and will meet up with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday, when they travel to Aldershot for Saturday’s League 2 match.

Lee already has a Scottish First Division title under his belt with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, for who he was a regular in central midfield.

“He’ll add to the strength in that department, where I think we’ve been a bit short,” said John.

“I’ve tried Max [Blanchard] there, but I think I’ve only got Conor [Hourihane] and Youngy [Luke Young], and I know Wotts [Paul Wotton] can play there, obviously.

“It is a position which needs strengthening and I think he’ll do that.

“He played for Inverness in the Scottish Premier League for two years and did really well for them; he has played a bit part for Swindon; and has been on loan at Oxford this season – the results when he was there were really good.

“The Scottish Premier is a very tough division and he handled himself well. He’s got endeavour; a very high work-rate; he’ll get up and down the pitch and get in people’s faces.

“He’s competed at a good level and I think he’ll add to what we’ve got and hopefully improve us.”

Lee was scheduled to train at Swindon on Friday morning before boarding the Argyle team coach on its way to Hampshire for Saturday’s game.

John said: “I thought it would be a bit silly for him to spend three hours coming down here and then hop on a bus back to where he’d just come from.

“He’ll meet up with us on the way. He’s played; he’s fully fit; and he’ll be pushing for a place in the side.

“Just because he’s coming, it doesn’t mean he’s automatically going to play.”

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