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WE'RE IN THE HAT

9 November 2015

Striker Paddy Madden says he's delighted United are into the next round of the FA Cup, after emerging victorious against Southend United.

The Irishman scored a brace as the Iron beat the Shrimpers to progress to the second round and he says the win will only add to the current confidence in the squad.

"We're delighted, our main aim was obviously to get into the hat for the next round, and we've done that against a good League One team, so we're happy," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"Wins breed confidence and we're into the next round, which we wanted and it was a good performance all round."

The United number 9 stated that it's not a concern who the draw for the second round will bring, as everyone in the camp is more than ready to take on anyone.

"The form we're on at the minute, we'll take anyone. It obviously wasn't one of our best performances today, but sometimes you just have to grind them out," he said.

His two goals against Southend took him to twelve in all competitions so far this season, but Madden is keeping his feet firmly on the ground regarding his target of 20 for the campaign.

"Fingers crossed I get there. I'll just have to keep working hard and hopefully the wins and the goals keep coming," he stated.

"If I get to twenty, fingers crossed, then I'll look to get more."

Next up for United is a trip to Swindon on Saturday, and it's a game which Madden insists the squad aren't taking lightly, despite their good run of form.

"We have a lot of confidence, but we don't go into any game thinking it's going to be easy," he said.

"Swindon's a tough place to go, so we'll have to go down there and perform like we've been performing."

See much more from Paddy Madden, Mark Robins and David Mirfin on The Iron PlayerHD.

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