Norwich City old boy David Fox is out to prove a point

Ex-Norwich City midfielder David Fox is out to make up for lost time at Colchester. Picture by Paul

Ex-Norwich City midfielder David Fox is out to make up for lost time at Colchester. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Former Norwich City midfielder David Fox aims to prove a point or two during his three-month stint at League One Colchester United.

Fox is determined to show he can still cut it after a frustrating spell since his summer release from Carrow Road. The 30-year-old had spells training with Preston and the Us before opting to re-join his old club. Fox has happy memories of his time at Colchester working with Paul Lambert prior to the duo linking up at Norwich in a spell that saw City reach the Premier League.

'I feel like I have a point to prove to a lot of people and hopefully that'll be reflected in the performances I produce for Colchester,' he said. 'I had no qualms about dropping back into League One – I just want to play. When you're not playing, it gets more and more frustrating with every week that goes by and it's been far too long. I think I've come back to Colchester as a better player to when I left. I have a lot more experience now and I've been lucky enough to see how the top players do things. I've been fortunate to play with some top, top players and seen how they go about their business. To work under Paul Lambert at Norwich for two years was a great experience for me.'

Fox, speaking to the Colchester Gazette, could be in line for a debut in this weekend's League One home game against Fleetwood. Us' boss Tony Humes has already highlighted the midfielder's experience as a major asset, and Fox is happy to lead from the front.

'Colchester is a club I know and I already know Tony Humes from his time in charge of the youth set-up,' he said. 'I know exactly how he likes the game to be played and it's a chance to get some football under my belt. That's something I haven't really had for two years now. I enjoyed my time at Colchester last time I was here, even though I didn't play as much as I would have liked.

'They have a very young squad. There's been a big turnover of players and the young players the club have are all very eager to do well and prove something. I hope I can play a part in helping them progress.'

Fox was an interested spectator on Tuesday night at the Weston Homes Community Stadium to watch Humes' side bow out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in a penalty shoot-out defeat after a 3-3 draw against Gillingham which prolonged their winless home run this season.