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1 April 2016

Iron marksman Paddy Madden believes to put six goals past Swindon Town and still not play to the maximum is a positive sign going forward for the rest of the season.

The Irishman did state though that much confidence will be taken from the performance, and highlighted it’ll be needed if United are going to take another three points when they visit Bradford City this Saturday.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: “It was a good performance from the boys. It wasn't our best performance, but we’ll take the positives out of it.

“We didn’t play our best on the day and still won 6-0, so there’s plenty more to come from the boys and we’ll look to bring that confidence from the win into Bradford on Saturday.”

Madden notched his 21st goal of the campaign in the victory over the Robins and he insists he’ll kick on and try to reach his next target, having surpassed his initial aim of 20.

“It’s nice, every goal you score is nice and it’s good to hit 21 for the season so soon, with seven games left,” he stated.

“It’s good for me and I’ll look to get to that 25 mark now, before the end of the campaign.”

It was Madden’s first time speaking to the press since the appointment of Graham Alexander as the club’s new manager and he says he’s been impressed with how the former United player has settled so far.

“The gaffer has settled in fine. He’s an experienced man, an experienced manager and an experienced player,” he explained.

“He’s come in and done a great job. Obviously we were on a good run before he came in and for the gaffer to come in and keep that momentum going is a tough ask and he’s come in and got two great results.”

It’s a trip to face Bradford City next for Madden and his teammates - an away encounter which the striker is under no illusions will be sure to test the Iron to the maximum.

However, he believes it’s an opportunity to get back in the play-off mix and a chance to bridge the eight point gap which exists between the two sides.

“It’s going to be a tough game. Obviously Bradford are in those play-off spots,” he insisted.

“It’s going to be probably our last chance to stake a claim for the play-offs. If we win, we’re right back in it."

See much more from Paddy Madden, Conor Townsend and Graham Alexander on The Iron PlayerHD ahead of this weekend's trip to Bradford.

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