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6 November 2015

United attacker Paddy Madden hopes Saturday's clash with Southend United will be the start of a good cup run for him and his team-mates.

The Irishman spoke of the past frustrations he's had in the competition and says it'd be nice to progress far this season.

“It’ll be a good game, it’s good to have a little break away from the league and try to go on a good cup run. We’ll look to do that and get into the next round,” he told The Iron PlayerHD.

“I haven’t been on a good run, so it’ll be nice to go on one and get a couple of big teams.”

Madden stated the test that the Shrimpers will provide is bound to be a tough one. However, he highlighted that the Iron go into the game full of confidence after a strong October.

“They’re a well organised side, they’re doing well in the league. So we’ll be expecting a tough game, like any other,” he said.

“We’re in good form, so we’ll go into the game full of confidence and try to get into the next round.”

Speaking about that recent good run, the United No 9 revealed everyone in the camp always felt it was a matter of time before things clicked.

“We always knew that we’d turn it around, it was just a case of getting to know each other and getting to know how each other play,” he stated.

“We’ve done that, we’ve turned it around and everyone’s happy. So let’s hope it continues and hopefully we can go on a good run in the cup.”

On a personal level, Madden is pleased with his current form, having notched ten goals already this season.

However, despite his impressive start to the campaign, his main objective is to see the Iron finish in the play-off positions.

He said: “20’s the target, I know that I can hit 20 in this league. So I’m happy and hopefully they can keep going in for me.

“However, the main aim is to get in that top six and I’ll be delighted, because that’s the main aim for me.”

See much more from Paddy Madden, Mark Robins and Scott Laird on The Iron PlayerHD.

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