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"This is my hometown club and my City so I want to do what's right by the club." - Coventry City's James Maddison

25 February 2016

The Sky Blues midfielder has also praised the Academy after it's recent ranking in the Football League...

Coventry City midfielder James Maddison has made promotion with the Sky Blues his sole aim following his deadline day deal to Norwich City.

The 19-year old Academy graduate sealed a switch to the Premier League side during the January transfer window and was immediately loaned back to the Sky Blues.

Maddison has starred for the Sky Blues this season and returning to goal-scoring form with a wonderfully placed effort in the 6-0 win over Bury.

The Coventry-born attacker said he'd visited Norwich on Monday but says he'll be giving his all for the Sky Blues until the end of the season.

Maddison said: "I went down to touch base with Norwich on Monday, meet the lads and have a look around the club and it was really nice.

"But my main focus is here, in Coventry. I'm here until the end of the season and I want to make sure I'm giving my all for this football club until that point.

"I wouldn't have done the move if I couldn't have come back to the club for the rest of the season. I want to get promotion here as it would be a perfect send-off for me.

"This is my hometown club and my City so I want to do what's right by the club which has helped my career so much and promotion will be the way to do that."

The Cod Army visit the Ricoh Arena at the weekend which will see former manager Steven Pressley return to Coventry since he was relieved of his duties just over a year ago.

Maddison credited the former manager for the part he played in his career and also congratulated the City Academy for recently being ranked in the top five in the Football League.

He added: "Steven Pressley was massive for me and I owe him a debt for what he did for me and my career. He was my first manager really who brought me into the first-team.

"He put me on the bench against Cardiff and brought me on to make my debut at the age of 17 and for someone to trust me and help me so much, it means a lot. 

"The club has a great success rate in getting players through the Academy and into the first-team, and the Academy deserve so much credit for the work they do.

"I obviously know how much the Academy does for it's players and the club but it's nice to see that work get recognised with this award."

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