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19 August 2014

Paddy Madden believes Scunthorpe need to respond immediately following a 4-0 defeat to Preston North End at Glanford Park.

A double from Joe Garner, a goal from Chris Humphrey and an own goal from Llera condemned the Iron to their second league defeat in two games.

However, the Iron face Fleetwood at Glanford Park on Tuesday night and Madden is pleased the game has come round quickly as it allows United to respond immediately.

Madden told The Iron Player: “We lost to Swindon last week and then we had the game against Blackburn on the Tuesday. We tried to bounce back and we did."

“It’s disappointing that we gave a performance like that after a good result away to Blackburn. Sooner the better for the game on Tuesday,” he added.

Talking on the defeat to Preston, Madden said with the kind of characters Scunthorpe have in their side, they should be competing.

“I’m very disappointed, as all the lads are," he said.

“That shouldn’t be happening with the characters we have in the dressing room. We should be competing in these kind of games,” he continued.

“Early goals are killing us off at this level. If we keep conceding early on, it knocks your confidence a bit. We need to start being more compact.”

The Iron started brightly in the game, the Irishman himself rattled the crossbar early on and Myrie-Williams too tested the keeper. Madden was disappointed that Scunthorpe couldn’t build on their good start to the game.

“If my one off the crossbar goes in or Myrie-Williams’ shot goes in, it might have been a different game," he said.

“However that is all if’s and but’s. As I say, we need to start making ourselves hard to score against.”

Preston North End suffered defeat to Rotherham in the play-off semi-finals last campaign and are one of the bookmakers favourites for promotion this season. However, Madden said it doesn’t matter who they are playing against, they should be going in with confidence and competing.

“It doesn’t matter who you are playing. Preston aren’t world beaters," he said.

“We should go into every game, whether it be Preston or Bristol City, with confidence in ourselves and that we should be competing or winning them games.”

See much more from Paddy Madden, and others, on The Iron Player.

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