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In profile: Gary Madine

1 July 2015

A comprehensive overview of all you need to know about the career of Wanderers' new recruit

  • Gary Lee Madine was born in Gateshead on August 24 1990.

  • A boyhood Newcastle United fan, his heroes growing up were Chris Waddle and Alan Shearer.

  • Serenaded by the chant of “Gary Madine – goal machine” at former clubs Carlisle United and Sheffield Wednesday, the forward adopted a name change to make the chant work. His surname is actually pronounced Madine (as in fine).

  • Having originally been on the books of Middlesbrough, the forward finished his development with Carlisle United before making his professional debut for the Cumbrians against Nottingham Forest in March 2008 – aged 17, while his first goal came the following August against Yeovil Town.

  • Madine established himself in the Carlisle side during the latter stage of the 2009/10 season as he scored five goals in his last nine appearances of the campaign – including one at Wembley in the Cumbrians’ Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final defeat to Southampton.

  • Continuing that form into the following season, the forward scored 13 goals during the first half of the campaign, including a maiden career hat-trick against Hartlepool United, which earned him a move to Sheffield Wednesday in January 2011.

  • An explosive run of form at the start of the 2011/12 season, in which he scored 11 goals in 11 matches including one at Bramall Lane in the Steel City derby against Sheffield United, saw him win the Football League Young Player of the Month award for September.

  • He finished the 2011/12 season with 18 goals from 41 appearances as the Owls won promotion to the Championship as League One runners-up.

  • Following loan stints back at Carlisle United and with Coventry City, Madine impressed as he finished last season on loan at struggling Blackpool – scoring three goals in 15 appearances for the Tangerines.
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