Gary Madine vows to 'shut some people up' by scoring against Sheffield Wednesday next season

The recently released striker has been talking about next season.

Gary Madine has been speaking about his future, after his release from Sheffield Wednesday this summer.

The controversial striker, who spent much of last season on loan at Blackpool, has made it clear that he would love to prove a section of Sheffield Wednesday fans wrong next season.

He told BBC Sheffield's Football Heaven that he would love to score against The Owls:

"I've had a bumpy two years and I just want to knuckle down and work as hard as I can. With a bit of luck I'll get a good few starts in the Championship and I do go and shut some people up.

"I was the main striker at Sheffield Wednesday the year we got promoted and since then it's been a bit like 'I don't think he's ready for this league'. I want to show to the Sheffield Wednesday fans that I really am ready for this league.

"If that means me scoring against them, then so be it. I'll be respectful if I do and I'll keep my celebration under wraps."

Madine, who is being linked with a move to Championship side Bolton Wanderers, is undoubtedly a talent.

It is for that reason Wednesday snapped him up from Carlisle United in January 2011.

But after an excellent first full season at the club, in which he scored 18 goals in 41 games, his career took a turn.

He was imprisoned in 2013 for two counts of grievous bodily harm. After serving five months of his sentence he struggled to make his way back into the Wednesday fold and spent time on loan at the likes of Blackpool, Coventry and former club Carlisle.

The fact remains that Madine is a divisive figure at Hillsborough. His League One heroics are forgotten thanks to his misdemeanors and he had not scored for the club since last August.

Time will tell if he gets a chance to get that goal v Wednesday next season.

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