Paddy Madden is eying the prize of Wembley ahead of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second round match against Notts County.The Iron face the Magpies on Tuesday night at Glanford Park and it’s a game Madden wants to win.
Madden has won the competition before with Carlisle and he wants to share that feeling with his Iron teammates.
Madden told The Iron Player: “There’s a good prize at the end of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, you get a trip to Wembley.
“To get to play at Wembley is a special thing so we have to make sure we go to the game and get the win. You should want to win every competition.
“I’ve won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy once before with Carlisle. It’s a great feeling, a great cup, you should treat it like any other cup. We want to try and win it and hopefully we can get to the end to get that trip to Wembley.”
After the 2-1 defeat to Doncaster on Saturday, Madden said the players have to stay positive and bounce back on Tuesday.
“Everyone has to stay positive, there is no point feeling down about ourselves,” he said.
“If we feel down for ourselves we aren’t going to get out of this mess, so we have to positive on the training pitch and out on the game.
“It’s always good to have a game so quick after a defeat, but all the lads are raring to go. Everyone looked quite sharp in training so we are looking forward to it on Tuesday.”
“Notts County are flying and have had a good couple of results in the league so they will want to come up here and win it.
He added: “My old manager Gregg Abbott is with them there and he has won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy before.”
Madden has had a new strike partner in recent weeks in striker Rory Fallon. Since joining, Fallon has scored two in two. Madden is pleased with the relationship the two have created.
Madden said: “It’s going very well. I like to play off a big striker, with flick-ons to get in behind them. I think it is working well. Rory has come in and has scored two goals in two games. We will all try and our best to put things right.”
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