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3 February 2015

A lot of teams have an ‘all in it together’ mentality.

Well the Iron’s Irish centre forward Paddy Madden took that literally, by helping a fan in need of a ticket make it to the Matchroom Stadium on Saturday.

Ross Gibson, a sports journalism student at the University of Huddersfield, has been a United fan for life.

But, as many students will know, football can be a very expensive hobby. With funds running low, Ross was prepared to go to desperate measures to watch Scunthorpe make it eight league away games on the bounce unbeaten.

“I pretty much scoured my uni room looking for anything of value that would muster up enough money to cover a bit of the travel and match day ticket” said Ross.

“After I tweeted the Iron’s Twitter account I saw Paddy’s response pop up in my notifications. I was taken aback by it, I’d never seen a footballer offer such generosity before to a stranger.

"I went to the main reception at Orient’s ground and collected two complimentary tickets with no problem.

"When I saw Paddy out on the pitch I was lost for words, but I told him I was very grateful.

"He said ‘No problem, enjoy the game!’ and I offered him my good luck wishes”.

After such a touching moment where Ross witnessed the lads storm to a sublime 4-1 victory in the North East of London, and he shared with us his thoughts on the current status of the team, and their progression for the future.

Ross told us: “I’ve been chuffed with everything to do with the club since Mark Robins' appointment.

"We are moving forwards on and off the field, and with the exciting football now back (including exciting signings) I’m hoping the crowds start to grow."

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