Iron striker Paddy Madden was delighted with his team’s all round performance on an away victory to remember at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium.United made it four wins out of five as they romped to a deserving 3-0 victory, courtesy of a double from Madden and superb strike on the volley from Gary McSheffrey.
Madden was delighted to make amends for the midweek loss to Gillingham with Saturday's convincing win, as he told The Iron Player HD.
“That’s four wins from five now, so the confidence is high in the squad, and we are starting to show people what we are all about,” he said.
“I’m delighted. It was a great all round performance by everyone, with a clean sheet and three goals.
“We’ve scored in nearly every game this season, so we always have the confidence that we are going to score.
“The lads are absolutely delighted. We took a little bit of a blow against Gillingham, as we deserved more out of that game.”
The Iron had the better of the chances in the first half, but went into the break all square courtesy of some superb stops from the Spireites keeper Tommy Lee.
“The goalkeeper has made a lot of good saves in the first half, and sometimes keepers are going to do that, but we kept plugging away and took our chances when they came in the second half,” Madden mentioned.
The clean sheet was United’s first on the road since October 2014, and Madden was happy to be rid of that unwanted record.
“It’s a positive all round, and it gives the fans a lot of confidence. I think the defence were superb today, and Chesterfield didn’t look like scoring at all – other than the free kick," he said.
“I’m happy for Luke Daniels as well. It’s a clean sheet for him, and I think that will give him a lot of confidence, which is what he needs at the minute. He’s been a little bit down, but that will lift him – as it will lift the whole squad.”
The brace from the Irishman means he has surpassed Coventry’s Adam Armstrong’s eight goal haul in the league, taking him to nine – but Madden says his goals are a bonus, the team winning is priority.
He said: “I try to take each game as it comes and the most important is that as a team we keep on winning, and if I score – that’s an extra bonus for me. I’m happy to be top of the charts, and now I want to stay there.”
The in-form striker also mentioned continuing the winning mentality going into Saturday’s home fixture with Barnsley.
“Now it’s four wins out of five we’ve found ourselves on a great run, and hopefully we can continue that into Barnsley next week.”
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