STAGS made four changes in a bid to get back on track at home to promoted Woking today.
Exodus Geohaghon, signed from Kidderminster last night, rejoined the club after impressing on loan last season and was back in defence.
Adam Murray made his first start in midfield after recovering from a summer ankle operation.
There were also starts for striker Matt Rhead and winger Louis Briscoe.
Out went suspended Gary Roberts, plus John Dempster, Chris Clements, and Jake Speight.
Cox will be hoping that his new signing can bolster a defence which has consisted four goals in three of the season’s first five matches.
STAGS: Marriott; Sutton, Jones, Geohaghon, Daniel; Briscoe, Murray, Howell, Meikle; Rhead, Green. Subs: Thompson, Speight, Wright, Clements, Stevenson.
WOKING: Howe, Newton, Cester, Ricketts, McNerny, Pires, Parkinson, Betsy, Sawyer, Johnson, McCallum. Subs: Doyle, Williams, Sinclair, Beasant, Frith.
REFEREE: Anthony Backhouse of Cumbria.