Former player Cox speaks out ahead of Iron clash.

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By aussiekeeper
Cox who retired from professional football last season after being at the Alex has spoken out about his two year stint at Gresty Road.

The 37-year-old former player has told that he is not suprised that the Railwaymen at the foot of the table.

Cox told "Am I surprised to see Crewe where they are? No, not at all"

"We only just managed to stay up last year. Two teams had been docked 10 points for going into administration and we only stopped up on goal difference.

"One thing they'll never have a problem with is finances because they are very secure.

"Scunthorpe have done well this season and they've got another good chance of getting three points at Crewe

"I had a difficult time at Crewe. It wasn't really what I expected to be.

"For 19 years I'd worked hard, trained every day and not missed much football.

"But they wanted me to take my foot off the pedal and relax a little bit which is not what I'm about. Over a year and a half it caught up on me.

"But I was 37 and rather that struggle around all the lower league clubs I thought it was time to call it a day and see what would come up.

"I got offered a couple of jobs, working with academies and the like, but it wasn't what I wanted to do."