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Gary Madine thanks Bolton Wanderers fans ahead of game against Cardiff City

Madine had some things to say to iFollow Cardiff

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Speaking to iFollow Cardiff City, former Bolton Wanderers striker Gary Madine discussed how the move to South Wales happened.

“When I heard there was interest I was desperate to come to a team and a club going in the right direction and pushing for promotion.

A manager like Neil Warnock, he’s had success throughout his career so I jumped at the chance to come.

They didn’t need to say much really. From the outside looking in, I can see where they are in the league. I didn’t fancy playing against Sean Morrison and Sol Bamba either. I’m glad to be playing with them now rather than against them.”

More importantly, he also spoke highly about his time at Bolton and Wanderers’ fans, stating:

“I wasn’t so popular at the start but I managed to win the fans over, I got a few goals and we got promotion.

We had a real good team spirit up there, the gaffer and everyone was great and it was a good place to be.

We had a good little bond towards the end, they would sing my name for 90 minutes solid and I’d like to thank them. Some of the performances I put in, I couldn’t have done it without them, my team-mates and the gaffer, and the fans cheering you on gives you that extra lift.”

You can’t be resentful towards a player wanting to move to a side at the top end of the table. When you’re being offered more money, at a side that has a chance of being in the Premier League next year, it’d be a hard thing to turn down.

Plus, Wanderers received a very decent fee for him.

Let’s hope Madine gets a decent reaction from the Wanderers fans who travel down to Cardiff on Tuesday night.