McSheffrey Signs Extension Deal

Gary McSheffrey has signed a one year extension on his Coventry City contract to keep him at his home town club for another season.

McSheffrey joined his old club from Birmingham City at the start of the current season initially on a one year deal but with an option of another year if he made 25 first team starts.

McSheffrey reached the 25 game starts at Nottingham Forest last month, but was then dropped to the bench and only started his first game in five in the 1-1 draw at Doncaster on Tuesday.

McSheffrey said, "My aim is to play every game that is left this season and stay in the team. I will take it one game at a time
because before you know it you can be out of the team whether you think you should be playing or not."

“I am here next year because my option in my contract for a second season has kicked in. It was triggered after 25 starts for the club this season and I think I got that against Forest.

“It is good because it settles you and means you can feel more comfortable knowing you are here for another season so I will get my head down and concentrate on working hard.”

Looking back on his second stint at the club he joined as a boy and worked his way through the Academy before breaking into the first team as a teenager, he said, “I thought I started well, without being great, but I was part of a good team and then I hit a few goals and felt on top form again for about six weeks, but football has got that knack of biting you on the backside and my season took a little dip again."

“I have been out of the team recently but I don’t really think that I should have been because I still feel that I was assisting with a few goals. Marlon and Freddy got goals from my crosses and it is a case of getting on with it and making sure you are ready when you go back in the team."

“My personal aim on Tuesday night was to make the right decisions and make sure I stay in the team for Hull on Saturday and hopefully that will happen. I thought there were some good bits of end product from me. I provided a couple of assists for good chances."

"I got a little bit tired toward the end when I got a little bit of cramp and a couple of sloppy touches, but overall I was pleased. It was nice to be playing again because it has been a bit disappointing and frustrating sitting on the bench but you just have to take your chance when it comes again.”

Coventry City entertain Hull City at The Ricoh on Saturday, a game that McSheffrey is looking forward to.

He concluded, “Hull have done really well and have been on a good run of ten or 11 games but we want to make it difficult for them and build on Tuesday’s performance and if we play how we played in the first half against Doncaster and convert our chances then I think we can win the game and get the fans back on side and show them that we can be decent in these last 11 games.”