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17 August 2015

Two-goal hero Paddy Madden believes United can build on Saturday's 2-0 victory over Crewe when they head to Wigan on Wednesday.

A goal either side of half-time from Madden was enough to seal a first win of the season for the Iron.

After the conclusion of the game, Madden told The Iron PlayerHD he thought the better team won on the day.

He said: “It was a very good performance. There were spells in the game where we could have been a bit better, but I think with the first win now it will take the nerves out.

“You need to work hard every game. I think it was a solid enough performance by myself, but more importantly it was a solid performance from the team. It was a first clean sheet, and we will look to build on that against Wigan.”

For any striker, getting off the mark early on in the season can be vital and, after his goal in midweek, Madden was happy to add more to his tally.

He stated: “It’s always nice to score goals, so to get my first ones this early on in the season is even better. I’ve got three in three now, and I’m looking to get as many as I can.

“My target is 20 goals, and I’d love to get to that. When I get to 20, and I will, I’d love to get even more.”

Madden is hopeful that with the first win under United’s belt, they can press on now.

He mentioned: “Since we’ve got our first win now, it will take the nerves off a bit, and hopefully we can get back to playing the way we did in pre-season.

“We fancy ourselves against anyone in the league. Our squad is strong, if not one of the strongest. I know Wigan are a big club, but we fear nobody.”

Having been unlucky with injuries already, Madden believes the players that have come in to replace those injured have done just as well.

“The gaffer (Mark Robins) and chairman (Peter Swann) have brought in some good players for the season, and we have a big squad," said the frontman.

"It’s a very good squad where if one player is out injured, we have a player that is just as good to come in and replace them.”

Having started in attack in the League One opener last weekend at Burton, Madden believes himself and Tom Hopper can build a great partnership.

He added: “Myself and Hops (Tom Hopper) work well together, and we don’t give the defenders much time on the ball.

"Hops' creativity for my first goal was magnificent, and all I had to do was guide it in.”

See much more from Paddy Madden, Sean McAllister and Mark Robins, plus over 10 minutes of extended highlights, on The Iron PlayerHD.

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