A midfielder/defender who had come up through the youth system at Spurs, Sam Cox had captained the Under-16 side before being offered a place in the Academy.
With pace and an ability to attack on the flanks, Sam provided a useful contribution in both defending and also in assisting in forward moves. Short, but well-balanced, he maybe lacked a little in strength, but made up for that in determination. His schooldays saw him win the Brent Schools cross country championship, so his stamina was not in question.
Having done well in the youth sides and in reserve matches, Cox was loaned out to Cheltenham Town to gain more experience and then had spells at non-league Histon and Torquay United, before he was released by Tottenham in June 2010.
Signed by Barnet on a free transfer, Sam developed there under a number of managers and played a few first team games, but in October 2011 he was loaned out to Boreham Wood to get some more first team matches under his belt. Released at the end of the 2011-12 season, Sam joined up with former Spurs youth coach Nas Bashir, who was then manager at Hayes and Yeading.