'They’ll just be happy to get me out' - Gary Madine expects move away

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Sheffield Wednesday's Gary Madine has predicted that he will move away from the club in the January transfer window.

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine is not expecting to be at Hillsborough much longer.

With the January transfer window approaching, the front-man is already anticipating a move away from the Owls and is thinking about his future options.

Madine, who is currently on loan at Coventry City, says that he would be open to extending his stay at the Ricoh Arena and doesn't expect the Owls to put up much of a fight to keep him should the League One side show any interest. 

"No, I don’t think so," he replied to the Sheffield Telegraph when asked whether Wednesday would demand a fee for his services. "I think they’ll just be happy to get me out. Certainly that’s the impression I get.

“The gaffer [Stephen Pressley] has mentioned trying to get me here permanently and I’ll be more than happy to do that, as long as I am playing football every week. That’s all I want to do."

Madine's contract at the Yorkshire side expires in the summer, and it seems that he will not be offered a new deal.

Wednesday have struggled for goals this season, but Stuart Gray appears to have become more frustrated with Madine than any of their other striking options. 

The 24-year-old started this season in the Wednesday line-up, but after only netting one goal he was shipped out on loan. 

At League One level his strike-rate has been slightly improved and he has three goals during his stay at Coventry so far, but he has still not managed to match the form that saw him score 18 times during the 2011/12 campaign.

Madine will be hoping that a permanent move can restore him to his best, though, after a difficult couple of years with the Owls. 

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