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U's Flash: Fox Extends

8 January 2015

Midfielder wants to see the U's to safety.

Colchester United's plans for the rest of the season have been boosted by the news that David Fox is to stay with the club until the end of 2014/15.

The experienced midfielder has played fifteen league and cup games since returning to the club earlier this season and will now stay until May, subject to the usual paperwork approval.

And the former Norwich City man said that it was important to him to 'see the job through' and make sure that the U's end the season in League One.

Speaking about signing his contract, he said: "I didn't think it was going to be much trouble - I always wanted to get signed up to the end of the season.
He said: "I am involved in something now that I want to see through to the end.

And David is keen to lead that attempt to move up the League One table.

The U's currently reside in the bottom four and know that they need an improved run of results in the second half of the season to steer clear of danger.

"Sometimes you have to weigh up the football side, and I am enjoying playing every week."

"There were different options on offer to me, but I feel I am settled here now and the manager has put a lot of faith in me, so I was happy to sign.

David has inherited the captain's armband in recent weeks, so is likely to play a key role in the U's quest for League One safety.

"I am involved in this now and it means a lot to me and the other players that we keep the club where it is and push on from there. It is up to me and the boys to do that."

"I think jumping ship about now for something similar elsewhere is not what I want to do.

Speaking of his captain role, he said: "It's a nice responsibility to be able to do that for the team. It's come about due to the unfortunate incident with Magnus and in some ways, I wish I wasn't captain as it would mean that he'd be playing!

With over 200 career games under his belt, he is hoping to lead by example.

"I enjoy it and the lads look up to what I say, so I try to have a positive impact around the dressing room every day, and hopefully I am someone the lads can learn off every day.

"That means that ensuring that standards are kept high in training, that the lads are disciplined in games and making sure that that happens every day, as it's those margins that might make the difference."

"I think it is important to take it seriously and I will take the responsibility that everything in my power is done properly.

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