Cox, 22, had started his career in the Tottenham Hotspur Academy, having previously captained their under-16 team. He joined the Spurs academy full-time in the 2007–08 season and made good progress during the 2008–09 season, where he made 24 appearances in the under-18 team and two substitute appearances in the reserve team.
Martin Allen who was then manager of League Two side Cheltenham Town, signed Cox on a one-month loan deal in September 2009 and Sam made his debut on 10 October, in Cheltenham’s 4–0 away loss to Accrington Stanley. Having failed to break through at Cheltenham he then returned soon after to Spurs. He then joined Conference National club at the time Histon on loan for a month making his debut in Histon’s 2–1 defeat away to Rushden & Diamonds. He was then on the move again when he joined Torquay United on loan for the remainder of the season, before finally being released by Spurs and joining Barnet in June 2010.
Cox who had played on loan at many clubs, would freely admit he played some of his best football ironically when he enjoyed a very Successful loan spell with ourselves, at Boreham Wood. Playing 24 times for the Wood scoring twice during the season and this resulted in him securing our ‘player of the year’ award for the 2011/12 season..
That cut no ice with Barnet though, as he was told he was surplus to requirements and released. From there he was snapped up by newly relegated Conference National side Hayes and Yeading for the 2012/13 season. Hayes were in truth a club in transition and though Sam played 37 times for Hayes and Yeading and captained the side, he has departed after just one season and decided to join ‘The Wood’..
On obtaining Cox’s signature Wood Gaffer Ian Allinson said “Everyone at Boreham Wood welcomes Sam back to to the club, we know his qualities and we hope his stay with us is a long and successful one. He is a talented lad who is ambitious to succeed but he has also missed pre season for the second successive year. He has trialled all over the place and not got the move he hoped for and that obviously concerns me.”
Allinson went on “The good thing is that i know with Sam what i’m getting and i now need to get him back on track quickly. If he wants to be successful he will need to settle down in one place, forget about agents and what others are doing and saying. We’ll get him concentrating solely on his football, his teammates and earning his salary.. Firstly though we will check on Sams fitness levels but he’s always been a lad who looks after himself and he should be fine. He’ll need to be though because when everybody is fit, he will need to earn the right to start in my team and trust me that will not be easy ” Allinson concluded.