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Madine makes Carlisle return on loan

Wednesday striker Gary Madine has returned to former club Carlisle United on an emergency loan deal until the end of the season.

Owls boss Stuart Gray has been keen to get the Gateshead-born player out on loan for more first team action after recently serving time in prison.

And Gray says Cumbria is the ideal location for the player after enjoying a previous spell with United.

"Gary needs some first team football and with the options I have at the moment, he would find it hard to get into the team,' Gray told the official SWFC website.

"He is familiar with Carlisle, he has played over 50 games for them in the past, so this is a good opportunity for him."

Madine could feature when Carlisle visit Tranmere Rovers this weekend.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 27 2014

Time: 3:00PM

Your Comments

Okay. Probably the player's preferred choice anyway. Let's hope he finds some form on the pitch without finding bother off it and comes back to us raring to give it a go in the Championship next season... As opposed to having some undisclosed deal in place that means Carlisle get to keep him.
OurMaurice
Personally, I hope he stays there. I can't see him being anything but a disruptive element. Leopard and spots spring to mind. OK he's supposed to have had counselling but people will say anything to get off the hook. If it's true we will be in for Connor next season, I know which one I would prefer.
dooleys left leg
I do belive this to be the wrong move he needed to be away from familiar surrounding to prove to everyone else he can adapt out of his comfort zone. The loan agreement could be agreed so Carlisle waiver the clause if we still pay his salary for the next 6 weeks whats that 50k 60K ??? I still think he could be a great goal scorer in the championship
andymac-scoresagoal
Me? I'd have Madine on the bench instead of Afobe, and would've brought him on against Brum when we were three up! But I do trust Stu and when he says he's loaning him out to get fit and regain his confidence so we're the ones to benefit next season then I believe him. So as far as that goes I suppose Carlisle is as good a place as any. Yes, it's familiar ground but I'd imagine the pressure to hit the ground running will be less there than say Coventry, where the fans are far from happy anyway. Ultimately, it's up to the player himself to put the past behind him and fulfil his potential. If that proves to be bottom half of Lge1 then we've probably seen the last of him. If it's Championship and above then I hope he achieves all his targets whilst wearing a Wednesday shirt.
OurMaurice
...and speaking of Coventry, I'm sure Prutts is calm enough and experienced enough to let any unrest from the natives (um, that'd be Northampton then) spoil his chances of securing his next permanent deal. Good luck, Dave. Good memories too, esp. goals against Rochdale & Oldham. A couple of those against the piggies on the last day of the season would probably guarantee your place in Sky Blue folklore!
OurMaurice
Wednesday 1-4 W@ford. Ouch! It's hard sometimes, to maintain a balance between blind optimism and realistic expectation. A bit like rolling a very delicate balloon across a floor strewn with broken glass and rusty nails. It hasn't popped yet but I might've picked up a slow puncture :0I Never mind, eh? Next up Leicester away. No realistic expectations there but come Friday night I'm sure to have bags of blind optimism (and a sorry looking balloon).
OurMaurice
Feel compelled to throw in another 'review of the week gone by' thingy if only to prevent my typing fingers (both of 'em) from seizing up altogether. Okay, so the pic is still Mad Gaz so I'll start with him: He did fine last Saturday according to his 'Uncle Kava', didn't even pick up a booking and only lack of match fitness prevented him from bagging a late winner. Prutts got booked but he helped Coventry grab 4pts from two games so that's good, in't it? Seems like Rhys, on the other hand, has become Pompey's latest bench mascot. W@ford then; I see that Chinese delegation turned up to watch us lose... again. Have they ever seen us win? Are they the problem as opposed to the solution? Does MM greet their arrival with a grim smile and a sad shake of the head? Did they pay to get in? Answers on a postcard. Most worrying for me was that, two loanee strikers aside, I thought our starting XI looked the business. I'd spent the past couple of weeks convincing myself that keeping hold of Kirkland, Loovens & Gooch ought to be Stu's no.1 summer priority but the way we conceded had me wondering if Anthony Gardner will ever recover and whether our head coach can do owt positive with Camel Zayatte (wherever he is, fitness-wise). But maybe that defeat was down to Stu's absence from the touchline? I'd say we missed him during the match and moreso afterwards. Whatever qualities John Deehan brings to the club postmatch interviews sure ain't one of 'em! Anyway, Stu's back now. So too, apparently, is Antonio. So suddenly my blind optimism balloon has started to look good again ahead of Friday's game. What else... oh yeah, for the benefit of those 'thousands of fans' who have already taken advantage of the chance to snatch up a replica shirt for 20 the club has now announced they're selling two for 25. Which is still a rip-off IMO, let's hope for a design to be proud of next season. Something more traditional and specific to our club rather than identical to half a dozen others with a different badge. Oh, and it seems like sheffwed.vitalfootball are running another special offer on tumbleweed :0)
OurMaurice
Likely Champions 2-1 Wednesday. Ah well, I'm SURE Stu will take plenty of positives from that one. I reckon a draw was the least we deserved. I'm hoping injuries won't prove too costly but if he needs to field a patched up defence vs. Forest then on that showing I dare say we'll cope. It's so good to see Antonio back and doing what he does best - scaring defenders. I've decided to get the old brush and shovel out, there's no place for broken glass and rusty nails in the same room where my fragile balloon of blind optimism is kept! W@ford was a blip, bring on Forest... and the rest. Six games left, let's finish the season on a high.
OurMaurice
 

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