"Gloucester did actually talk to me a few years ago when I was 18 or 19 so I was aware that there has been interest in me from that end and it was nice to know they've kept tabs on me."
"I've been impressed with the facilities and Gloucester is obviously a rugby town which makes it a good place to play. I know all about the Shed and I'm looking forward to having them on my side!"
"The way Gloucester play the game also suits my style of play. The squad seem like a good bunch of lads and it's encouraging for someone like me to see how many players have come through the ranks and developed into first team players. The coaches are obviously prepared to give the younger lads a go."
Although he's spent his entire career to date at Sixways, Cox confirmed that several members of the Gloucester Rugby squad have been his team mates at representative level in the past.
"I was in the same World Cup squad as Charlie Sharples so I know Sharps quite well and I've played in the same side as Dave Attwood a few times as well."
"I had a chance to chat to them both briefly on Saturday after the game and I've played Charlie a few times on Xbox as well! They're both good lads. Having a couple of familiar faces will help me to settle in."
Head Coach Bryan Redpath, when asked about Matt following the game against Worcester last Saturday, said that his ability to play all three back row positions is important. Does he have a preference?
"I can play all of them and enjoy playing all three although it's only this year that I've really started playing at eight. It depends on what sort of mood I'm in really. I've played a lot of Sevens so I'm comfortable with ball in hand but I don't mind putting a few hits in either and getting stuck in."
Finally, it must have been slightly bizarre signing off at Sixways with a game against the club that you've agreed to join?
"I enjoyed it in a funny sort of way. It was sad to be drawing a line under things at Worcester as I'll still have mates there but I'm really looking forward to joining Gloucester and it was good to put a bit of a marker down."
"It also gave me a brief opportunity to see how Gloucester play close up and from an opposing point of view and that was quite valuable."
"There wasn't too much banter although I messed about a bit on the floor with Dave (Attwood) at one point after a lineout. There were a few slaps flying about but I think he was just welcoming me to the club!"
"Now I can't wait to get down there and get stuck in. I was at Worcester for six years having joined the Academy when I was 15 and I was looking for a new start."
"I'm looking forward to preseason, meeting up with the squad and getting a chance to show what I can do."