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Producing the goods

28 March 2013


Owls striker Gary Madine has backed himself to come up with the goods for Wednesday in the end of season run-in.

With a huge six points on the line over the Easter weekend against relegation rivals Barnsley and Bristol City, the Owls’ number nine is aiming to hit the target on the big occasion.

A bumper crowd is expected for the visit of the Reds at Hillsborough on Saturday and Madine has likened the build-up to this game to the clash against Sheffield United last season.

He said: “It would be great to be involved on Saturday in the derby game. I just want to do my best, I know where the back of the net is and I’m confident I can score the goals.

“When we played Sheffield United last season, it was massive and I love those kind of occasions. That’s why I want to be a footballer, for occasions like this.

“We beat them at their place and I’m sure we can do it again.”

Madine’s last goal in the Championship came against Bristol City at Hillsborough back in December but the 22-year-old has said he is full of confidence and eager to repay the supporters for the faith they have shown in the striker.


The former Carlisle man was pivotal in the Owls’ promotion campaign last season, top scoring with 18 goals, and Madine believes now is the ideal time to show that form in the second tier.

He said: “I’ve got a good relationship with the fans and when they stop me in the street, they tell me to wait my turn because they know I can score goals.

“I love this place and I don’t want to go anywhere, I just want to do my best for this club.

“I’m confident I can do it at this level. We played Cardiff last time and I thought I handled it really well when I came on.

“I felt like I did well and that’s against a side that is more than likely going to get promoted, so if I can do that against them, I don’t see why I can’t do it against somebody else.

“Barnsley have hit some good form but I think we are slowly putting things together. If we were playing like we are now earlier in the season, then we wouldn’t be in the position that we are in now.”

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