September 30th, 2016

Marcus Tudgay hoping to earn new Sky Blues deal

Updated: 4:30 pm, May 12, 2015

AFTER bagging the all important equaliser at Crawley Town on Sunday, Sky Blues striker Marcus Tudgay is hoping he has done enough to earn a new deal at the Ricoh Arena.

Despite being frozen out by former boss Steven Pressley for much of the season, Tudgay has played an important role in keeping the Sky Blues in League One.

Four crucial goals in 13 appearances in 2015 cemented the 31-year-old as an important first team member.

But his one-year deal comes to an end this summer and he is hoping to have done enough to impress manager Tony Mowbray.

“But I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow, in a month or next year yet.” said Tudgay.

“Hopefully I can knock on his door and he’s liked what he’s seen. I’ve really enjoyed working with him and hopefully I’ve done enough to stay.

“I 100% want Tony Mowbray to stay with the club.

“He’s a great guy and I’ve played against his teams throughout my career, I like his philosophy. He wants hard working players and I know I can do that. I’ve played since he has taken charge and I’ve enjoyed it.”

Tudgay bagged his fourth goal of the campaign 18 minutes from time against Crawley and he revealed despite falling behind early in the second half, the City players were never going to panic.

“It was intense, we knew what we had to do before the game.

“We had to remain calm and composed, we didn’t drop our heads and we remained calm and composed despite their goal.

“You do get caught up on the day when they get a goal but we talked before the game, if it doesn’t go our way we don’t moan, we ride it out and get each other through it.

“Obviously Maddison and Nouble combined for the second and that’s what we’ve got off the bench, players who can make a big impact. We kept our heads and did what needed to be done.”

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