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Norwich City old boy on track for a memorable double double

PUBLISHED: 17:18 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:18 28 February 2018

David Fox could be poised to emulate a memorable achievement from his time at Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

David Fox could be poised to emulate a memorable achievement from his time at Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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David Fox was part of a special double promotion winning side at Norwich City, and the evergreen midfielder is not ruling out a repeat at resurgent Plymouth Argyle.

The Pilgrims moved into the League One play-offs at the weekend after beating Bradford 1-0 – with impressive on-loan City stopper Remi Matthews keeping his ninth clean sheet in 18 games.

Fox is another key figure at Home Park after winning promotion from League Two last season.

The 34-year-old was part of the Paul Lambert squad who backed up a League One title triumph in 2010 with Championship success the following season – and Fox can sense history repeating itself.

“We are not expected to do anything outside this football club, but inside the football club we are trying to do something quite special at the minute,” he said. “I think it has got a different feel to it this season than last.

“There was an expectation last year and a nervousness around the place to get promoted.

“This season, I think everyone is enjoying it a little bit more. We are playing with freedom.

“We are full of confidence going to every game.

“That’s fine, but no one is getting carried away at all or talking about anything other than the next game.

“We know that if we are at it and play in the right areas we have got some very creative, confident players who can do the unexpected.”

Fox’s career looked to be winding down, following relegation at Crewe in 2016, but Pilgrims’ chief Derek Adams admits he has been a revelation.

“He has still got a good number of years left in him,” said the Scot, speaking to the Plymouth Herald.

“He’s on the training pitch every day with the rest of the players, which is a big bonus to him because at 34 years of age he’s still got a good bit to go in his career yet.

“We try to manage the squad as best as we can.

“He’s one that we watch how he trains because of his age. It depends on the opposition we are playing. Sometimes it will be Yann (Songo’o), sometimes it will be David Fox in that central midfield area.

“If we have to deal with a longer game that the opposition play, then Yann protects us better than David.

“But David uses the ball better than Yann.”

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