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24 April 2016

Iron striker Paddy Madden believes all the team can do is take care of their own matters, as they enter the final two matches of the season.

Madden was part of a United side which secured a 2-0 victory at Peterborough, to go within two points of the League One playoff places, and he says the confidence is flowing within the camp.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: “We are full of confidence at the minute, and it’s another good three points which takes us that little bit closer to the play-offs.

“All we can do is worry about ourselves now, and try to get two more big wins in the last two games, and see where it leaves us.

“The lads are happy, because we’ve made the last two games of the season exciting for the fans.

“Our gameplan today was to sit in and draw the mistakes, so we could counter attack on them and it worked well for the two goals which we scored.”

The Irishman set up Tom Hopper for the Iron’s second at the ABAX Stadium and, despite not finding the back of the net himself, he’s happy to be contributing in other ways.

“I played out on the right a lot last season and this season too. So I have to add new things into my game, and one of those is providing for others,” he said.

“I’m not scoring myself at the minute, and strikers obviously go through spells where the ball isn’t going in the net for them. So it’s important you keep providing for the team in other ways.”

United’s last home game of the season sees them welcome Port Vale to Glanford Park, in a match which the striker feels the hosts will have to be at their best to get something from.

“We’d take anyone at the moment, but no game in this league is easy. We saw in the game last week at Crewe, they made it hard for us, and they were already relegated. So you’re never going to get an easy game in League One, you have to try and make it easy,” he explained.

“It’s important now we go out against Port Vale and keep showing these kind of gutsy performances.”

The match with the Valiants is just £5 for adults and free for U18s and, in Madden’s eyes, it’s an offer not to be missed.

The striker praised chairman Peter Swann for the offer, and in addition he hopes the squad can give the fans something to shout about on the day.

“It’s brilliant, it’s a great idea from the chairman again. The chairman’s a clever man, and he tries to do his best for the fans,” he stated.

“It’s a great offer from the club to the fans, hopefully they take it up and hopefully we can put a good show on for them to keep them coming.”

See much more from Paddy Madden, Graham Alexander and Tom Hopper on The Iron PlayerHD.

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