Hot-shot Madine is out to nail down boss Megson’s ‘hammer’

Leading scorer: Striker Gary Madine has grown in confidence this season
Leading scorer: Striker Gary Madine has grown in confidence this season
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GARY Madine is hoping to hear a different tune from Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson after tomorrow’s match at Yeovil Town.

The in-form striker, who leads all League One scorers with six goals, said Megson has been within his rights to ‘hammer’ the Owls players after their woeful away performances but isn’t sure whether it will generate more positive results.

He said: “It is the same old story. If he’s going to keep on hammering us he has every right to do that, but I don’t know. He’s the manager so he does what he thinks right.

“I don’t know (what would work); we haven’t put our finger on it yet, that’s why we keep getting beat away.”

Madine’s goal was the one bright spot in Wednesday’s 5-1 loss at Stevenage on Tuesday. He is set to partner Clinton Morrison again up front in Somerset and says the time it took to build their understanding gives the team hope in persevering to win for the first time this season on the road.

He said: “I enjoy playing with him (Morrison) a lot. I like going for headers and he makes me look good because he always seems to be on the end of them.

“Scoring my first goal of the season gave me confidence; if we get our first win that will breed confidence in the team. We have a good bunch of players. We need to stick together.”

Madine may also partner emergency loan signing David McGoldrick. The 23-year-old Nottingham Forest striker last night signed a deal until October 16. He has scored nine goals in 35 starts for Forest.