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Madden: It's a nice moment to equal David Ball's record

12 December 2020

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Forward Paddy Madden spoke to the press after equalling the EFL goalscoring record at Fleetwood Tow in the side’s 1-0 win over Swindon Town on Saturday.

Madden – who scored the pivotal goal in the narrowly fought tie – netted his 41st league goal for the club after latching onto a near-post Josh Morris delivery midway through the first-half.

Here’s what he had to say…

On the goal…

“It’s a nice moment to equal David Ball’s record. When I signed here, I promised goals so it’s nice to back my talking up. Hopefully now I go on and set my own target at the top.

“We actually worked on that (the set piece) in training, with Josh’s (Morris) delivery if you get in the right area, you’ll have a great chance of scoring so a great ball in by Josh and I connected with it well.

“I haven’t been too prolific this year but the goals will always come when I play so fingers crossed that I’ll get to my target.

On the game…

“You need to mix up how you win in this league. We know we weren’t at our best in the second half but we ground out and the three points are all that matters at the end of the day. We get back on the bus, we go back home, so nothing is better than three points.

“It was great character shown by the boys to bounce back (after a defeat in the league last time out). It’s a very up-and-down league this year and we know it’s there for the taking so we have to keep grinding out and as I said it doesn’t matter how you play and if you keep racking the three points up you’ll be up there.

“I thought the back four were magnificent, putting their body on the line, last-ditch blocks and taking one in the face and stuff like that and that’s what you need.”


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