Madine predicts Owls goals spree

Scorer: Striker Gary Madine
Scorer: Striker Gary Madine
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MATCH-winner Gary Madine believes that there are many more to goals to come from Sheffield Wednesday though their victory against Notts County was narrow.

The striker who bagged his first of the season to seal a 2-1 win on Saturday thinks that the Owls are capable of dishing out a hiding sooner or later. They had to come from behind to beat County and have a modest record of five goals from the first four League games.

But Madine insists that if they can score the first goal at home then it will be a key factor in establishing dominance at Hillsborough.

He also believes that he has earned a reward for persistence while carrying the responsibility of being one of the club’s few strikers.

“It’s been hard, but you have to keep plugging away and the goals will come,” he said. You do feel it [pressure]. There are a lot of fans and they pay their money and are allowed their opinion; if you don’t pull your weight they’re going to boo you, which is fair enough. But I think if we get the first goal in a game and you’ve got all of them behind you, they’re like a 12th man, 13th even, they’re so loud. One of these games, we’re going to score a few goals against someone.

“We started well [against Notts County] but we went 1-0 down. If we get the first goal, I think it will be 4-0 or 5-0 sooner or later.

“We’ve had two home games, two wins. and I think we’ll pick up points away, because of the players we’ve got. It’s just a matter of time.”

Gary Megson was pleased with the way the team responded after losing their two away matches.

“We’ve got another big game coming up, against Scunthorpe [on Saturday at home]. I know we’ve got the Cup-tie [at Blackburn on Wednesday] in between,” he said. “If we can do the same against Scunthorpe we’re back in among it at the business end [of the table]. But we’ve got to have a lot more resilience about us away from home.

“The way we’ve just played those last two away games I want us to be a lot more solid without being negative.”