Coventry City midfielder Gary McSheffrey did not want to be substituted

By 10 December 2012 01:46

Coventry City midfielder Gary McSheffrey has said that he did not want to be substituted during Saturday's 5-1 victory over Walsall.

The 30 year old Coventry born player had a fine game against the Saddlers, linking well with David McGoldrick and he told City club journalist Kieran Crowley: "It was a bit annoying as I don't want to come off in games. Coming off with fifteen minutes to go and the game was beginning to open up more so I probably could have scored a few.

"Obviously, it is nice to be appreciated and standing ovation was a great moment for me but I would rather I stayed on the pitch and kept working hard for the team until the very end."

City manager Mark Robins had plenty of praise for McSheffrey and speaking to the Coventry Telegraph's Andy Turner, he said: "I thought he was absolutely brilliant in that respect, the way he closed people down, his willingness to win the ball back and put them under pressure.

"You can see what it means to the supporters - when he came off they gave him a standing ovation and that's the first time he's heard that for a long time."

Source: DSG