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"I've always had a love for Coventry. I was heart-broken when I didn't sign here permanently." - Coventry City's Gary Madine

30 October 2014

The City striker has also revealed he believes he is a better player than when he was previously at the club during a three-month loan spell in 2009...

Coventry City's loan signing Gary Madine has revealed he has 'always had a love for Coventry' from his previous loan spell during the 2009/10 season.

The Sheffield Wednesday striker joined the Sky Blues on an initial one-month loan deal this morning as City boss Steven Pressley looks to bolster his forward options.

Madine joined City on a three-month loan deal under Chris Coleman in October 2009 and went on to make nine appearances for the Sky Blues.

The 24-year old will join in his first City training session tomorrow and he says he is looking forward to working with City manager Pressley.

Madine said: "I've always had a love for Coventry from when I was here before. I really enjoyed it and I was a little bit heart-broken when I didn't get to sign here permanently.

"The gaffer here has always shown an interest and that's really important. Any player just wants to be loved wherever you play and I want to score some goals.

"I was only young at the time when I was last here but you could tell how big the club is and it is a real shame to see the club in League One.

"I'm a fully-grown man now and I'm a lot stronger than what Coventry fans will remember be from my other loan spell. You can only get better when you get more experience."

Madine has already made 14 appearances this season for the Owls, scoring one goal in the Capital One Cup during the 3-0 win over Notts County.

With most of those appearances coming from the bench, Madine admitted he is eager to get as much first-team football as possible at City and wants to lift the club up the table.

He added: "I want to help the club climb the table. I think I'll be able to bring a physical presence in the box and get some goals knocked in.

"I'm very confident at this level as I've done well in League One before. I didn't get many chances this season at Sheffield Wednesday which was a bit frustrating.

"The manager there wanted me to go and get some game-time and it is definitely the best thing for me. No better place for me to come.

"The club are near the bottom of League One which is not the place that this club should be and I want to help get Coventry back up the table."

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