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Madden: The two early goals were crucial for us against a physical Guiseley side

Paddy Madden spoke after Town's 2-1 victory at Guiseley AFC.

4 December 2018

Fleetwood Town forward Paddy Madden spoke to the media after helping his side progress into the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup after a 2-1 victory over Guiseley at Nethermoor Park.

The Irishman opened the scoring on Monday night after a lovely move down the left flank before a Conor McAleny cross found the in form striker at the back post. Madden has now moved onto double figures for the season, and will look to add many more before it finishes in May.

Wes Burns scored the second minutes layer, which meant the Cod Army will now face AFC Wimbledon at Highbury Stadium on the weekend of the 5th January in the Third Round of the competition.

Here’s what Madden had to say after the 2-1 victory on Monday night...

On the game against Guiseley…

“I personally enjoy playing at places like this as I started off on pitches like this back home in Ireland.

“In these games you are playing against real men; lads that are up for it and I have to say that they came out the traps early on and shook us up a bit. It was important that we got two early goals again, like the Alfreton game, as that helped us.

“It was always going to be difficult and you have to approach it in the right manner because if you don’t, you are going to get a wake-up call. We respected them and we knew that they had good players, but if you approach these matches in the right manner, your quality should shine through.

“As I said, the early goals helped us with the momentum, and kind of killed them off."

On the Emirates FA Cup Third Round draw…

“It’s going to be another tough game. Wimbledon are a good side but it’s also a good chance for us to get to the Fourth Round, and to get a good bit of prize money for the club.

“We’ll take that at home, but we have a few tough league games first so we will get them out of the way and then look forward to Wimbledon.”

On his strike partnership with Ched Evans…

“I think it’s developing very well. We are two different types of players as Ched holds up the play and pins players perfectly, where as I prefer to run off a big striker like himself, and pick up the scraps.

“I think we work very well together and we are only going to get better.”

On Saturday’s fixture against Luton…

“Luton got promoted last year and they’ve come out the traps this season. It will be another tough game, but we know every game is tough.

“We have two wins on the bounce now so we have a bit of confidence going into the game against Luton, and hopefully we can go there and get the three points.”

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