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"We worked hard for each other tonight, but one result doesn't put everything right." Coventry City's Gary Madine

12 November 2014

Goalscorer Madine says the team have their feet firmly on the ground after victory against Plymouth put City into the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Semi-Finals…

Coventry City Striker Gary Madine revealed that although tonight's 2-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle was very well received, it was only a 'small turning point' for the Sky Blues.

Goals from Madine and substitute Frank Nouble see City go through to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Section Semi-Finals, but the striker on loan from Sheffield Wednesday stated that his performance was not good enough.

"Tonight was a good win," he said. 

"We worked hard for each other, and there is a great set of boys at this football club.

"But, we don't believe for a second that this one result puts everything right. The manager after the game was right when he said that we weren't good enough and he expects more from us.

"It is great to be in the semi-finals though, but now we need to go back to the league and win, because that is our bread and butter."

Madine reserved special praise for youngster James Maddison, who played an hour and continues to impress since his breakthrough into the first team.

He continued: "Young James is a special player. He's going to be right up there in a few years, him and a number of players are unbelievable in the way they train.

"He played well again tonight, and put in a performance beyond his years."

City's next game sees them face Notts County in SkyBet League One at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday and Madine wants the ability shown by himself and the squad in training to come through in the match.

He concluded: "When I came here I was shocked, the level of training is unbelievable, the level of quality is outstanding.

"At games the fans aren't seeing it at the moment, hopefully it can click very soon. Tonight was just a small turning point, no more than that, and hopefully we can put in an improved performance on Saturday."

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