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Madden: We're now looking up the table

6 April 2018


Madden: We're now looking up the table

6 April 2018

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Paddy Madden is confident the club should be looking up the table as they look to extend their seven game unbeaten run at Rotherham on Saturday.

The former Scunthorpe striker has netted five goals since arriving at Highbury in January, including two since John Sheridan’s appointment in late February.

The 28-year-old Irishman spoke to the media on Thursday at Poolfoot Farm, and is urging his team to be aiming high ahead of the trip to Rotherham.

“You’ve always got to set your sights high and look to go up the table” said Madden.

“If we play like we have been playing we can beat anyone in this league.

“Fleetwood’s an ambitious club and we don’t want to be in League One forever so we’re a club that’s always going to look up.”

Paul Warne’s Rotherham are fourth in League One, but have only managed one win in their last six games.

“Anyone can beat anyone in this league if you’re not prepared properly or not in the right frame of mind.

“There’s no reason why we shouldn’t go into it feeling confident with the run we’re on but it’s going to be a tough place to go.

“They need the win so I expect a free-flowing game and a lot of chances.”

John Sheridan is yet to taste defeat as manager of Fleetwood and Madden is enjoying life under the new man in charge.

“He’s just brought that positive vibe with him, lifted spirits and the results speak for themselves.

“Every day you come into training it is all football so you know you’re going to improve as a player.

“Some managers work on a lot of shape but there’s only so much of that you can do.

“At the end of the day you need to improve as a player and the best way to do that is to play football.

“I think it’s one of the main changes and the lads are coming into training with smiles on their faces.”

The Cod Army could win their fifth consecutive game on Saturday and Madden thinks the squad is benefitting from the unity at the club.

“It’s a great bunch of lads, everyone here is, even staff members. It’s a well-knit club.

“Some clubs you go to the staff keep their distance from the players and you’re not together.

“But here, especially with the results, we’ve shown a real togetherness over the last month or two.”

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