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"Hopefully I've persuaded him to give me a contract, I've enjoyed playing under Tony Mowbray." Coventry City's Marcus Tudgay

3 May 2015

The Sky Blues striker netted a crucial equaliser to help keep City up and hopes he has done enough to earn a new contract...

Coventry City striker Marcus Tudgay hopes he has done enough to earn a new contract with the club.

The Sky Blues striker signed a one-year deal with the club in the summer and today's crucial relegation fight against Crawley is the last game of his current spell.

Tudgay, who scored the crucial equaliser with 18 minutes to play at the Checkatrade.com stadium, hopes to remain with City and is eager to sign a new deal to play under City boss Tony Mowbray.

"I 100% want Tony Mowbray to stay with the club," Tudgay said.

"He's a great guy and I've played against his teams throughout my career, I like his philosophy. He wants hard working players and I know I can do that. I've played since he has taken charge and I've enjoyed it.

"But I don't know where I'll be tomorrow, in a month or next year yet. Hopefully I can knock on his door and he's liked what he's seen. I've really enjoyed working with him and hopefully I've done enough to stay."

Mathias Pogba gave the Sky Blues the lead after 48 minutes and Tudgay revealed that the players never let the situation affect them.

That calmness was rewarded as the veteran striker nodded in Jim O'Brien's cross to effectively secure City's safety.

When asked to describe his goal, he said: "I've done it all my career. I play on the shoulder and if you put the ball in, I know I'll put it in the net. I enjoyed today!"

He continued: "It was intense, we knew what we had to do before the game. We had to remain calm and composed, we didn't drop our heads and we remained calm and composed despite their goal.

"You do get caught up on the day when they get a goal but we talked before the game, if it doesn't go our way we don't moan, we ride it out and get each other through it.

"Obviously Maddison and Nouble combined for the second and that's what we've got off the bench, players who can make a big impact. We kept our heads and did what needed to be done."

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