Date of birth
EXPERIENCED midfielder David Fox has played at all four levels of the English game over his career, which started as a highly promising member of the Exeter City Academy via a link with his father Peter Fox, a former player and manager for the Grecians.
He quickly moved to the Manchester United Academy, but left the club before he could make a first-team appearance. He had a brief spell with Belgian side Royal Antwerp on loan, but again did not make a competitive appearance. His professional debut subsequently came on loan at Shrewsbury, with his first senior goal coming in his second match for the club.
He left United to join Blackpool in January 2006 and spent three and a half seasons with the Tangerines, making more than 100 appearances for them before he was released by former Argyle manager Ian Holloway.
His next port of call was Colchester, spending a season there before being signed up by Norwich City. His first season with the Canaries saw them win promotion to the Premier League, with David making 28 top-flight appearances in his second season with the club. His consistency in their midfield saw him come third in voting for player of the year that season. He made 76 appearances for Norwich in total before returning to Colchester, spending just under a year there again and making a further 33 appearances.
He spent a season with League One side Crewe Alexandra, playing 41 times for them and scoring two goals before moving to Home Park. David made 47 appearances for the Pilgrims in his first season, then, following it with 48 the follow yer.
He also played for England at multiple youth levels, featuring for the Under-20 squad at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championships, where he lined up alongside James Milner.