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PRESS WATCH: “I’ll always try to get a goal and give the gaffer food for thought for the next game.” - Coventry City’s Marcus Tudgay

13 July 2016

Coventry City frontman Marcus Tudgay speaks to the Coventry Telegraph out in Austria...

Striker Marcus Tudgay signed a new one-year deal with the Sky Blues at the beginning of July, having made 27 appearances and scored five goals last season. 

Having committed to City for a further season, Tudgay is set to take on a more advanced role, with the 33-year old adding coaching responsibilities to his position within the club. 

Tony Mowbray has praised both Tudgay and fellow senior pro Sam Ricketts for their leadership qualities and their role in guiding the younger players among the group. While both have expressed an eagerness to further their coaching experience, Tudgay is set on contributing to City’s season on the pitch during 2016/17.

He said: “For me, I’d like to at least match last year if not play more games and get some more goals.

“I think because we’re such a young team me and Sam Ricketts have played at a few clubs and are the oldies of the group. It was a conversation we had at the back end of last season and the gaffer put it out there, a one-year deal with football first and then obviously try to push into the coaching to work with the lads.

“I did one session last week with the strikers and hopefully it went well. The boys were happy with it and hopefully he’ll throw me in now and again to do a little session.” 

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