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Madden on his first Town hat-trick in Burton win

19 October 2019

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Fleetwood Town forward Paddy Madden has given his reaction after his second-half hat-trick sealed the win for the Cod Army at Highbury.

Madden – who was the only change that Joey Barton made for match against Burton Albion - certainly showed why it was the right decision with a volley, a header and a calm slotted finish to mark his first hat-trick in English football, in Town's 4-1 win over Burton Albion.

Fleetwood went into the lead thanks to a close range finish from Ched Evans, but as the game was level after the break, the Irishman sealed the game with his three goas.

Here is what Paddy Madden had to say after the game:

On his first professional hat-trick in English football…

“I am over the moon to have scored my first professional hat-trick in England. With the amount of goals that I have scored in England, a lot of people have said to me that they thought I have scored more than that, but I just haven’t managed to get them over the line in recent years but, thankfully today it happened.

I think that over the years, I have missed quite a few one-on-ones, but as you get older and a bit wiser, you approach them in a different manner and you just wait for the keeper to make the first move. That is what I have done and thankfully it has gone in.”

On the partnership with Ched Evans…

“Every one knows what kind of partnership that me and Ched have. I wasn’t quite up front with Ched today as when I scored my goals, I was more on the left.

“That is what happens when me and Ched play together, we are two different types of players and it work so well together.

“We were just short of 40 goals between us last year, so hopefully we can have the same kind of stats this year, whilst also keep getting those three points.”

On the fans…

“The fans were brilliant today, George got them going behind the goal and they were brilliant as normal.

“They play a massive part for the lads as they are essentially a twelfth man. When you hear their voices it urges us on, and really helps the lads keep going. Especially the young boys as well, sometimes they need the motivation. As players we thank them for their support and they played a massive part in the win today."


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