Paul Cox: Torquay boss pleased by response of potential players

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Paul Cox
Paul Cox has agreed an initial one-season contract at Plainmoor

New Torquay United manager Paul Cox says he has been encouraged by the responses of players he has approached to join the National League club.

The former Mansfield manager took over at Plainmoor earlier this week and has just nine players on the books, with four of them being teenagers.

"I've been casting the net far and wide and we've been getting some good responses, " he told BBC Sport.

"I'd like to think we'd see some movement probably early next week."

Cox has a budget of around half that of last season, but says he is not fazed by the task of trying to build a side with limited funds.

"We're not going to have a lot of resources next season, but I've managed with that in the past and been successful," said Cox, who began his managerial career at Eastwood Town, taking them into the Conference North.

"I'm sure if we're patient and I make some good decisions with players I can't see why, in future seasons, this club can't be back where it was.

"It's not ideal at this minute, but in another sense it gives me scope to bring in a number of my own players," he added.