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MADDEN HOPES THERE ARE MORE MEMORIES TO COME

15 November 2016

Saturday’s away success against Coventry City saw Iron striker Paddy Madden make his 200th career league appearance.

The Irishman reflected on his milestone with BBC Humberside’s Mike White, in an appearance on Sportstalk on Monday night.

Madden spoke of his delight at reaching the landmark, and stated he hopes there are many more good memories to come.

Madden said: “It’s a nice feeling.

“I’ve had a lot of seasons injury free, which helped. It is a nice feeling, and to top it off with a win is even better.

“The first of those games was for Carlisle United, when I came on as a sub against Walsall if I’m not mistaken.

“I’ve been over in England for five years or so now. It’s going well, but there are hopefully still a lot more games to go.”

United’s number nine almost capped the day with a goal at the Ricoh Arena, however a smart stop from Sky Blues’ ‘keeper Lee Burge denied him.

The 26-year-old was pragmatic when asked about the chance though, and highlighted that taking three points was the main objective.

“I had a good chance in the first half, with the ‘keeper making a good save. It was one of those shots where you hope you scuff it and it goes in,” he explained.

“I think I caught it too sweet, and it’s hit off the goalkeeper. Credit has to go to him, as it was a fantastic save. The most important thing was that we kept going and got the winner in the end.”

Assessing the match as a whole, Madden believes to defeat a side who have been solid on their own ground is a major plus point going forward.

“It was a tough game. Coventry are a good side, they’re going to take a lot of points from teams at their place,” he stated.

“We're the first team they’ve been beaten by at home this season. We have to take a lot of positives from it, as it was a very professional performance.”

Listen to the full interview - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04dpqwx#play

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