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"I dedicate the goal to the physio staff who've helped me come back ahead of schedule." - Coventry City's James Maddison

26 December 2015

The Sky Blues midfielder came off the bench to win the game after a frustrating three months out with injury...

Coventry City midfielder James Maddison credited the physio department following his winner against Port Vale.

The 19-year old was out for three months following an ankle injury suffered in the 2-1 defeat to Walsall in August.

The physio department, Dave Hart, Pauline Robertson and Jacob Eyers, worked hard with the City Academy graduate and returned the Coventry-born midfielder to contention well ahead of schedule.

Maddison was quick to thank the physio department after the game, having celebrated with them after scoring his goal in the 79th minute.

He said: "It was a great feeling and I think everything just came out off me from the last few months when I was celebrating there.

"I dedicate the goal to the physio and medical staff who've helped me come back ahead of schedule and feeling great after a tough few months.

"I've been nagging at everyone to get me back on the pitch over the past few weeks and hopefully the manager is considering me for a start soon as I want to be in the starting XI.

"It was a really important three points for us today and teams have been getting in our faces a lot more recently so it's important we show that we can stand upto it."

There was 17,779 at the Ricoh Arena today to witness the win with another huge away following travelling to Chesterfield on Monday.

Maddison expressed his delight at seeing the fans backing their team in numbers this season and hopes it can continue.

He added: "It was a big win because we've got another big game on Monday and to build up momentum around this stage in the season can be the difference.

"We go to Chesterfield full of confidence and they've lost seven on the bounce but that doesn't mean it is going to be easy for us. 

"I heard about the huge away following going there and to have over 2600 backing us there will be massive for us and the support has been fantastic this season.

"To have 17,000 here today shows how well we're doing and we need to keep that going to make sure the fans keep turning up."

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