Sheffield Wednesday: Gary Madine doesn’t know where his future lies

Gary Madine
Gary Madine

Striker Gary Madine is unsure what the future holds for him as he approaches the end of a productive loan stint at Coventry City.

The 24-year-old is set to return to parent club Sheffield Wednesday on Friday, having scored four times in 13 Sky Blues appearances.

Speaking after Saturday’s goalless draw at Yeovil Town where he missed a penalty, Madine said he would be happy to remain with Coventry.

“I’m really enjoying my football and the gaffer has expressed how much he wants to keep me,” said Madine, who is out of contract in the summer. “The men upstairs, Steve Waggott and Mr Fisher, have said they want me to stay.

“I’d like to be higher up the league so I want us to be pushing that way, but I’m playing football. It’s out of my hands at the minute and have to see if Sheffield Wednesday want me back in their plans, so I’ll be training as normal until Friday and see what happens this week.”

Madine will continue to train with Coventry this week but Owls head coach Stuart Gray says the Gateshead-born forward could still have a part to play at Hillsborough.

Gray told The Star: “We haven’t closed the door on Gary. Things can quickly change in football with injuries and suspensions.

“Gary will comeback into my thoughts on January 30. That competition is going to be healthy again up front.”

Madine has spoken to Gray regarding his future.

“I’m not sure if I’ll be in his plans or not,” he said. “If I go back and do really well in training you never know.

“There could be an injury to someone and I could be back in, but I have just seen they’ve taken a lad from Manchester United, Will Keane, and they paid a lot of money for Steve May so I would imagine he’s got his front two.”

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