Lee Cox was the last in a trio of loan signings at the end of November 2015; Teddy Sheringham looking to add strength in depth to the squad ahead of the festive period. After returning to Plymouth shortly before Boro’ played, well, Plymouth in January 2016, Cox came back at Boro’ to resume his loan spell.
Soon after that, his stay at the Lamex was made permanent. Cox was let go in summer 2016; not seeing action for some time before hand. To be fair, injuries were not helping his cause when others in the squad were enhancing their claims to first team places.
Lee Cox: Before Boro’
A native of Leicester, the midfielder started out his career with his home town club and was a member of the Premier Academy League-winning side of 2006-7. He turned pro in May 2008. But chances were at a premium with the Foxes and he went out to Yeovil Town on loan in January 2009. He didn’t feature during his time there, however. After Leicester let him go, Cox moved north of the border.
He started to rebuild his career with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and won promotion to the Scottish Premier League in his first season. It wasn’t long before a move back to the English league came calling. Swindon Town was the team to bring him back from Scotland, but didn’t make huge use of his services. The midfielder joined Oxford on loan for the first half of the 2012-3 campaign.
Cox returned to Swindon after the two clubs failed to agree terms on a loan extension. A month later, he went to Plymouth Argyle for the rest of the campaign. Here, however, he was restricted to two months’ action. Torn shoulder ligaments saw the midfielder out of action for six months, before Swindon decided to release him. He returned to Plymouth in May 2014. This time, however, it was permanent.