Cox happy with Dutch decision

George Cox says that he’s already feeling the benefits of his season-long loan switch to Fortuna Sittard.

By Alex Stedman • 08 October 2019

By Fortuna Sittard.
George Cox in action for Fortuna Sittard.

The defender made the move to Holland before the start of the Eredivisie season, and spoke about how much he’s enjoyed his time in the south east of the country to date.

He said, “It was a tough decision to make but I’ve found it to be a great thing for me, and I get on with all the lads really well. 

“The fact that they speak English here has made it a lot easier too, if I’d have gone to another country with a bigger language barrier, then I think it would have been a lot more difficult.

“Everyone’s been really welcoming and I’m really enjoying it, my girlfriend moved out here with our two dogs recently and we have an apartment here now too.

“I’m living just outside of Sittard, it’s a nice quiet area that has everything we need.”

By Fortuna Sittard.
George Cox takes on Ajax.

The side were 4-2 winners over Feyenoord on Sunday, their first win of the campaign, and Cox reflected on what he felt was a deserved result, as well as the level of football he’s experienced since moving away from the south coast of England. 

“It was a massive and much needed win for us, in the last few games I think we’ve put in some really good performances, but we were just lacking the cutting edge in front of goal,” he continued.

“I’d say the result had been coming, and it doesn’t get much better than beating Feyenoord 4-2 at home.

“It’s another great experience and one of many that I’ve had during my time out here so far – the game against Ajax in front of 53,000 people the other week was just surreal too. 

“All of those things in terms of atmosphere and the stadia are things that I’m really enjoying, and I can’t speak highly enough of what I’ve found here so far.”