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Madden: I judge myself on goals, and it was nice to get back on the score sheet

3 October 2018

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Madden: I judge myself on goals, and it was nice to get back on the score sheet

3 October 2018

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Fleetwood Town forward Paddy Madden spoke after getting on the score sheet in his sides 1-1 home draw with Wycombe Wanderers.

After missing Saturday’s match with Barnsley, Madden was straight back into the side on Tuesday night and thoroughly deserved his goal in the first half. Ash Hunter claimed his 8th assist of the season, and put the ball on a six pence for the Irishman to head home.

With Wycombe equalising through talisman Adebayo Akinfenwa, the game was calling for a winner. Madden thought he had done just that when another ball reached the striker, but he only saw his header go narrowly wide of the near post.

Here are the key quotes from Paddy Madden’s post-match interview…

Madden on his return and his goal…

“It is always nice to get a goal in any match and as a striker, I like to judge myself on how many goals I get so it was nice to get back on the scoresheet.

“Ash [Hunter] put in a really nice cross and we all know what he can do on the pitch. He gets assists all the time and I have just got across the man and I knew with the quality that our team has, I had to get across and thankfully I have finished my chance.

“I had a good chance late on but the ball fizzed up from the wet grass and came to me quicker than I expected. I couldn’t react as fast as I’d have liked, as I tried to glace it front stick.

“It was disappointing not to back the goal and the performance up with all three points, but there are plenty of positives to take forward.”

Madden on being more ruthless…

“We were frustrated not to go in at the break 2-0 up, and we just need to be more ruthless in front of goal if we want to go where we want to go this year.

“We need to take our chances and try to get that second goal in matches, but also see games out when we do have the lead. Sometimes we just need to be a little bit more relaxed in the final third when we have the ball, and for me that is just the missing piece of the jigsaw.”

Madden on preparations ahead of the trip to Doncaster…

“I know we haven’t got the three points against Wycombe, but we all need to remain positive as it is another point on the board.

“If we keep racking up the points and keep playing like we have been doing, I am more than confident that the result will come. With the staff and players that we have, we have everything in place.

“Doncaster is going to be a good game and I am confident we can go there and get the win!”

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