The Madejski Stadium

Next Game

Reading v Sheff Wed

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Hillsborough

Last Game

Sheff Wed 0 - 0 Birm'ham

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Kavanagh keen on Madine

Carlisle boss Graham Kavanagh is interested in signing Gary Madine after the striker was released from prison on Thursday.

Last Updated: 21/02/14 at 14:47

Gary Madine: Could make Cumbrians move

Gary Madine: Could make Cumbrians move

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Manager Kavanagh has been in touch with the Sheffield Wednesday player during his five-month term in jail.

"I sent him letters to keep his spirits up and if Wednesday decide he's not their cup of tea, I'd take him without a shadow of a doubt," Kavanagh told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"I'd hoped to visit Gary and was in contact with his uncle to try and sort it but I didn't manage to get over.

"He's still under contract, but I think there is a real possibility that Sheffield Wednesday could let him go.

"There's a new manager now that may want to look at him first, but certainly I would be interested in signing him."

Wednesday refused to comment on the 23-year-old's future following his release.

Madine was sentenced to 18 months in jail for two assaults, one causing grievous bodily harm and the other actual bodily harm.

The forward, who scored four goals in 35 games last season, tweeted that he was looking forward to return to training.

Madine played for Carlisle between 2007 and 2011 and trained with the club prior to his sentence.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Transfer news: Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayoyor interesting PSG and QPR

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor on loan, Sky sources understand.

Transfer news: Dundee United defender Keith Watson has joined Hibernian

Dundee United defender Keith Watson has joined Hibernian on loan until the end of the season.

Luis Figo enters race to challenge Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidential election

Former Ballon d'Or winner Luis Figo has announced his intention to stand for the FIFA presidency.

Mail Box

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company