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"The gaffer has expressed that he wants to keep me and that's pleasing, I want to stay." Coventry City's Gary Madine

24 January 2015

The Sky Blues striker also said he was "gutted" about his penalty miss as he slipped during his run up at Huish Park...

Coventry City striker Gary Madine has expressed his desire to stay with the club as his loan deal is due to expire on Friday.

The 24-year-old played the last game of his current spell with the club in the 0-0 draw with Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

But the Sheffield Wednesday front man is hopeful of staying at the Ricoh Arena but admits the move is out of his hands.

"I'm enjoying my football," Madine said.

"The gaffer has expressed that he wants to keep me and that's pleasing. Steve Waggott and Tim Fisher also want me to stay but it is out of my hands.

"I'd like us to be higher up the league, we're all desperate for results and we want to get there, I'm determined to do so.

"I'm playing football and I want to stay. If Sheffield Wednesday want me and I go back there I'll give a hundred and ten percent."

Madine played the full 90 minutes against Yeovil today and missed a penalty which could have potentially given the Sky Blues three points.

But the striker was disappointed with his spot-kick as he slipped during his run up which Madine says changed the direction of the ball from where he planned to hit it.

The loanee continued: "I'm gutted that in potentially my last game for Coventry City I've slipped and missed a penalty. But I've got to keep my chin up, these things happen in football.

"I heard someone whisper to the Keeper and say 'you know where he's going', so I had that in the back of my head as I thought he knows where I put my last penalty at Gillingham. I actually wanted to hit it straight down the middle but I slipped, I'm gutted but I've got to keep going.

"We felt comfortable, Jamie Jones had a great debut. He's come out and made things look easy that weren't. Some of the lads said he pulled off a worldie so he's had a good solid debut.

"We just couldn't get the breakthrough and it's like that when you're near the bottom, I had a few chances but I've just got to keep getting myself in those areas, I'm confident the goals will come."

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