Cody McDonald leaves Gillingham after being recalled by Coventry City
Cody McDonald has left Gillingham
after being recalled by parent club Coventry City.
The front-man has scored four goals in
seven games for the Gills since signing on loan from the League 1
But that form has promoted Coventry to
call him back.
In the time McDonald
(pictured) has been with the Gills, Coventry have changed
manager, with Mark Robins moving to Championship club
McDonald hit the winning goal for the
Gills on Saturday when they beat Chesterfield 1-0.
Gills boss Martin Allen said: "I am
sure that each and every one of us are very grateful for the way
that Cody has conducted himself on and off the pitch.
"Off the field he has been a model
professional. Hard-working, dedicated and committed to our
"On the field he has been honest,
hungry and deadly. Of course we will miss him but now we will see
just how good Adam Birchall really is."
Coventry are under the caretaker
management of Lee Carsley and 26-year-old McDonald could feature
for them on Tuesday night at Bournemouth.
Speaking after Saturday's win at
Chesterfield. Allen said: “He is deadly, like the silent
assassin. He just quietly does his business and then he steps out
the shadows and, bang, it’s in the goal.
“He isn’t going to catch the eye with
anything else he does, but we have 10 players who all know how to
“When our full-backs get forward like
they did so well on Saturday and when those crosses come in from
those set-plays, Cody knows where the back of the net is. He is a
top, top pro.”
McDonald had been enjoying life back
with the Gills and recently expressed his desire to stay for the
rest of the season.
After scoring the winner at Bradford
City earlier this month, he said: "They (Coventry) might want
me back and that's part and parcel of football and if they do, they
do. But I am really enjoying my football at the minute.
"Hopefully I can stay until the end of
the season, at least, and play a big part in a promotion.
"It was nice to get the loan move back
home (near Essex), for my family and for me."
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