David Moyes on Nottingham Forest left-back

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David Moyes has been speaking about Danny Fox in his comeback interview.

Nottingham Forest left-back Danny Fox is never going to be a player who hogs the headlines. But what he is a solid left-back, with a wicked left-foot, who will consistently perform at the level you ask of him.

He started his career as a youth team player at Everton. Born in Cheshire he joined up with the club in 2003 but never quite made the grade under David Moyes on Merseyside.

But he did not let that stop him.

He went on to make a name for himself at Walsall and Conventry City before heading to Celtic for a season. He made his international debut for Scotland that year and went on to play for Burnley and Southampton before joining Nottingham Forest, turning a loan deal into a permanent one, this summer.

But he also went on loan whilst at Everton, helping Stanraer to promotion during 2005, an experience he himself has praised in the past.

And now he has received high praise from his former Everton boss. David Moyes is looking to get back into the game and held an interview with The Telegraph this weekend.

And in it he waxed lyrical about the likes of Wayne Rooney, Adnan Januzaj and Leon Osman - but also reserved special praise for Fox.

The former Manchester United boss said of the Forest left-back:

"I was at Everton and had a young player called Danny Fox. He looked like he was not going to be quite good enough for Everton. But he wanted to play football. He wanted a game. So he went out on loan to Stranraer in Scotland and that’s not easy. But he wanted to go. My friend was the manager and Danny would travel up on a Friday to play for them on a Saturday and then come back down to train with us. And Danny has gone on to have a good career, he went to Burnley, Southampton and he’s now at Forest.

“So the development of young players is not just Wayne Rooney or Adnan Januzaj. You have a responsibility to get these young boys careers and I take as much pride in Danny Fox, not because of what I did, but because he was big enough to say: 'I’m going to go and play for Stranraer because I need to play.’ Instead of someone who is going to be happy to sit in an academy or at a big club and not play."

Fox has now established himself as an important member of the Nottingham Forest squad and certainly carved himself out a pretty impressive footballing career from his desire to play first-team football from an early age.

Moyes appreciates that, and it shows the character and temperament a player like Fox truly has.

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