Finances led to Bhoys exit - Fox

01 February 2010 03:49
Fox, who is hoping to make his debut on Saturday against West Ham, says he has nothing but respect for manager Tony Mowbray after half a season with the club.[LNB]He has become part of a new-look Burnley squad with boss Brian Laws re-signing striker David Nugent on loan while Chelsea midfielder Jack Cork has also sealed a similar deal.[LNB]Nugent was keen to extend his stay after scoring three goals for the Clarets and the club have now reached agreement with Portsmouth.[LNB]Fox said: "I was called into the Scotland squad so I could not have been doing too bad. I also played in the Champions League, which I enjoyed.[LNB]"I think with the way Scottish football is going at the moment, financial reasons and stuff like that, Celtic were maybe offered a lot more money than they paid for me.[LNB]"It was an opportunity I couldn't really turn down myself. Players from all over the world want to come and play in the Premier League.[LNB]"My relationship with Tony Mowbray was fine. He is a very honest man. I am grateful for him for taking me to Celtic. I enjoyed playing under him along with Mark Venus and Peter Grant.[LNB]"It was a great learning curve playing in front of 60,000 people. It is quite intimidating but makes you a lot more stronger mentally as well."[LNB]Fox's debut for Scotland ended in a drubbing by Wales, which led to the sacking of George Burley.[LNB]Former Dundee United manager Craig Levein has come in and will take the side for the first time against the Czech Republic next month.[LNB]Born in Winsford, Cheshire, Fox qualifies through his grandfather and is keen to get more caps.[LNB]Fox added: "I was obviously sad to see George get the sack as he gave me my debut against Wales.[LNB]"I was on a high training all week with the boys. For us to be 3-0 down after 25-30 minutes was hard to take.[LNB]"I hope Craig Levein is interested in me. But I need to concentrate on playing well for Burnley and hopefully I will get the international recognition after that."[LNB][LNB]

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