Sheffield Wednesday: Gray aid for happy Coke

Giles Coke feels that coach Stuart Gray has helped his cause

Giles Coke feels that coach Stuart Gray has helped his cause

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Giles Coke believes that coach Stuart Gray has played a big part in his renaissance.

The Owls midfielder who has signed a new two-year contract also cites boss Dave Jones as a major reason for his decision to stay.

Coke’s return to the Wednesday side last season came after Gray’s arrival as first-team coach - and Gray was the Northampton manager who signed him from Mansfield in 2007.

“I’m really pleased to sign the two-year contract, and I never wanted to leave,” Coke told The Star,

“The gaffer was a big part in me staying, and the fan base. Eighteen months ago I was out of the picture, But the gaffer gave me a chance; he trusted me and believed in me.

“I also think Stuart Gray was a big part of it; he bought me for Northampton and knows me really well; I think he will have told the gaffer a bit more about me.

“I had a couple of interesting offers, but when you’re at Sheffield Wednesday, you’re going to find it tough to find a club that’s better.”

Rangers have sold their 4,600 allocation for the July 24 friendly at Hillsborough.

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