Paddy Madden insists he and his teammates must take responsibility for the Iron’s 4-1 defeat to Chesterfield at the weekend.The striker, who scored the Iron’s only goal in the loss, was speaking to The Iron Player following the weekend’s result.
“When taking a one-nil lead you should be trying to hold on, or even grab a second,” he said.
“Unfortunately it didn’t go that way but we all have to take responsibility. We are the ones on the pitch and conceding such silly goals is not acceptable at this level.”
Despite Scunthorpe losing two games on the trot Madden remains hopeful for the club’s league campaign.
He said: “The table is tight so if we can grab two or three wins in a row we’ll find ourselves in the top half of the league.
“We all just need to stick together – that’s the only way to get out of this poor run of form.”
The Iron host Coventry at Glanford Park on Tuesday, a team who find themselves fifth in the table.
“It’s going to be a tough game as Coventry are a good side who play nice football,” said the Irishman.
“This, along with Saturday’s home game against Orient, is a chance to return to winning ways.
"It’s not all doom and gloom at the moment, the league is very tight and we’re on good form at Glanford Park.”
The former Yeovil front man was quick to praise the Scunthorpe supporters, describing how amazing they have been since the start of the season.
He said: “The fans have really got behind the team despite us not performing to the best we can.”
Madden focused on how important it is to “keep going for the next game”, insisting that “if we feel sorry for ourselves we’ll just keep losing and losing.”
“This is what separates the men from the boys,” he said. “The winners in the squad need to stand up and be counted. We should be performing better and hopefully this will start with a massive three points on Tuesday.”
See much more Paddy Madden and Russ Wilcox on The Iron Player.