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Madden on Scunthorpe, scoring goals and climbing the table

2 February 2018

Paddy Madden faced the media on Friday ahead of the weekend’s Sky Bet League One fixture with former club Scunthorpe United.

Read all the main talking points below from the Irishman’s interview…

On facing his former club…

“You have to treat it like any other game. Obviously, I was at Scunthorpe for four or so years it’s going to add a little bit more excitement, but I’m just looking to get out there and help the boys get a valuable win.

“We’ll go out there all guns blazing hoping to get a result.

“The gaffer has gone through how he wants us to play, and the boys look sharp. We’re raring to go and looking to put things right on Saturday.”

On Scunthorpe United…

“They are a well organised team, with a lot of good players with individual brilliance in their team. We will have to be on our toes, and perform as good as we can to get the three points.”

On home form…

“We don’t want to be looking down, we want to look up and finish as high as possible. We want to give ourselves a chance of finishing as high as we can come the end of the year.”

On scoring goals and if he got the final touch for the goal against Gillingham…

“Absolutely! He [George Glendon] was trying to claim it, but I got the final touch and thankfully it’s gone in.

“On a personal note it’s good to be scoring goals and getting one assist in three games. I’ve hit the ground running and done what I’ve promised, which is to score goals.”

On the January transfer window…

“It’s always good to get fresh faces in and having competition in the squad is always a good thing – it makes players perform better. The squad is looking strong now, and whoever has the starting places at the minute have to be on it, as there are a lot of people waiting in the wings.”

On the fans role in Saturday’s game…

“They’re massive. We have a young squad with experienced players too, but the younger players need that encouragement from the fans and to stick with us. The fans have been great with me and I’m looking forward to playing at Highbury again.”

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