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3 December 2014

Saturday’s goalscorer Paddy Madden was pleased with his team-mates’ character which saw them come from a goal behind to win at Barnsley.

Marcello Trotta scored for the home side before the half-hour mark and Madden scored a double to help turn it around.

“It was a good performance,” the Irish striker told The Iron Player

“We went a goal down and it was a good response from the lads. We came back and after that we shut up shop and we still had chance to finish them off at the end to complete an all-round good performance.

“It was satisfying to get back into it so soon after and their goal came from nothing, the lads showed great character to get back into the game. We took the lead and it was a great, professional performance and we had to dig in at the end.”

Madden’s second goal displayed an immense piece of solo brilliance and he was pleased to complete the move with a neat finish past Ross Turnbull.

“It was nice to score a goal like that,” he added, explaining the events in the run up to the goal.

“I’ve scored a few of them before so it was good to get another.

“Sheffs (Gary McSheffrey) gave me the ball on the halfway line and there wasn’t anyone ahead of me so I just took it myself.”

Madden was also complimentary towards the squad’s fresh additions.

Liam O’Neil played his second match for the club since joining on loan from West  Brom, while Alex Davey made his debut after arriving from Chelsea before the loan window deadline on Thursday. 

“The new lads performed well," he stated.

“Alex Davey at centre half was magnificent and the new boys are gelling nicely and we can climb the table now.”

United have not played at Glanford Park in the whole of November and Sunday sees the Claret and Blue return when they host Worcester City in the second round of the FA Cup.

After going unbeaten away from home in the last six matches, Madden is looking forward to a return to home comforts.

“It’s been a good few weeks,” he stated.

“The manager’s clever and we have been working on certain things in training, he knows what he wants and we got the result we deserve.

“It feels like an eternity since we played at home and we’re looking forward to the Cup game next week.

“We’re going to have to put in a professional performance because they could cause an upset like they did at Coventry. The gaffer will have us in the right frame of mind to hopefully put in the right display.”

See much more from Paddy Madden, Terry Hawkridge and Mark Robins on The Iron Player.

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