Former Nottingham Forest defender Danny Fox will be desperate to line-up for Wigan Athletic against the Reds this Sunday. 

The 33-year-old became a cult figure towards the end of his six-year tenure at the City Ground. He made over 100 appearances for the Reds during his time at the club and was a good servant.

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The Reds opted to let the defender leave the club in January to join Championship rivals Wigan Athletic. The Latics snapped up the defender for a fee believed to be around £300,000.

The defender’s popularity at the club was summed up by the fact that Martin O’Neill was criticised by a section of the club’s fanbase for allowing the defender to leave.


Fox made a promising start to life at the DW Stadium, but has been left frustrated in recent weeks. He started the club’s first five games of the season under the management of Paul Cook. However, he now hasn’t been used in a league game since the end of August.

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Cook has favoured a centre-back partnership of Chey Dunkley and Charlie Mulgrew. The pair have helped the Latics keep three clean sheets in their last six games, which suggests they are highly unlikely to be dropped by Cook.

It’s fair to say that Fox wouldn’t be anywhere near Sabri Lamouchi’s starting line-up this season. The Reds have significant strength in depth throughout the squad, especially at centre-back.

The likes of Michael Dawson, Joe Worrall, Chema Rodríguez, Tobias Figueiredo would all comfortably be ahead of him in the pecking order.

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That being said, he was a useful player to have in the squad due to the fact he was left-footed and had the ability to play out from the back.

It’s certainly a shame for him personally that he looks set to miss out at the weekend. He would’ve likely been given a positive reception from the large travelling support set to visit the DW Stadium on Sunday.

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