October 1st, 2016

Madine – I want to stay with the Sky Blues

Updated: 4:47 pm, May 07, 2015

STRIKER Gary Madine has admitted he does not know where his future lies when his current loan deal with the Sky Blues end on Friday.

The 24-year-old has proved to be an inspired signing by manager Steven Pressley having scored five times in 13 appearances since joining on loan from Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

A series of impressive performances have not gone unnoticed by the Owls who may decide to give the striker a second chance at Hillsborough.

But Madine has hinted he would like to remain with the Sky Blues and help push the club up the League One table.

“I’m enjoying my football,” Madine said. “The gaffer has expressed that he wants to keep me and that’s pleasing. Steve Waggott and Tim Fisher also want me to stay but it is out of my hands.

“I’d like us to be higher up the league, we’re all desperate for results and we want to get there, I’m determined to do so.

“I’m playing football and I want to stay. If Sheffield Wednesday want me and I go back there I’ll give a hundred and ten percent.”

Madine played the last game of his current spell with the club in the 0-0 draw with Yeovil Town at Huish Park on Saturday.

He could have handed the Sky Blues three much-needed points but his second half penalty was saved by Jed Steer.

And the striker revealed that he slipped during his run up to the spot kick which changed the direction of the ball.

He added: “I’m gutted that in potentially my last game for Coventry City I’ve slipped and missed a penalty. But I’ve got to keep my chin up, these things happen in football.

“I heard someone whisper to the Keeper and say ‘you know where he’s going’, so I had that in the back of my head as I thought he knows where I put my last penalty at Gillingham. I actually wanted to hit it straight down the middle but I slipped, I’m gutted but I’ve got to keep going.

“We felt comfortable, Jamie Jones had a great debut. He’s come out and made things look easy that weren’t. Some of the lads said he pulled off a worldie so he’s had a good solid debut.

“We just couldn’t get the breakthrough and it’s like that when you’re near the bottom, I had a few chances but I’ve just got to keep getting myself in those areas, I’m confident the goals will come.”

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