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21 March 2016

Irishman Paddy Madden wanted to remain positive about the Iron’s Play Off chances following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Chesterfield.

Madden gave United a first half lead as he rounded keeper Tommy Lee before slotting home, but Jamal Campbell-Ryce emerged from the bench in the 60th minute and scored just a minute later on his debut for the Spireites.

“I think a draw was a fair result,” Madden told The Iron Player HD.

“The first half was much better than the second, but it’s another point on the board and we will keep on going.

“We’re six points off (the play-offs) with nine games to go I think, so we have every chance. But as I said we have to keep positive and go to Barnsley now and look to get a big result.

“We will go there and try to get all three points, that’s the main aim – but if I can chip in with some more goals that would be a bonus.”

The strikers' first half finish was his 20th of the season, meaning he had achieved his pre-season target. But if supporters think he will stop there, they’re likely to be proven wrong.

“That’s my target reached, but I won’t take my foot off the gas and I’ll try and get as many more as I can. I’ll probably set myself a new target of 25 now, so I’ll try and get there."

The goal was almost a replica of the one he scored a week prior at Shrewsbury Town, something Madden spoke about.

“It was a great ball by Jim (O’Brien), and the keeper has rushed out and didn’t give me any time to shoot, so I took it around him," he said.

The 26-year-old praised United’s opposition Chesterfield, but stated that as the Iron get more points on the board, the more the teams above us will start to look over their shoulders.

“Chesterfield came out and gave it a right go. We knew Chezzy were down at the bottom and that they were going to be scrapping for as many points as they can get.

“There’s going to be no easy games from now and until the end of the season, but we have to try and make it look easy.

“The big teams are starting to take notice of us more now, and we’re in teams faces a lot more now.” 

See much more from Paddy Madden, Nick Daws and Jim O'Brien on The Iron PlayerHD.

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