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Report: £300k Madden bid

The Irish Independent are reporting that the Iron have made a £300,000 bid for Yeovil striker Paddy Madden.

The Dubliner is on his way out after the Championship club after a breakdown in relations with manager Gary Johnson, although the renewed offer from Scunthorpe comes in the same week that he was invited back to train with the first-team squad, following a spell on his own.

Madden is understood to be prepared to take a step back with a view to moving forward again after coming down to earth with a bump, following a dream start to 2013 when he fired Yeovil to promotion with a goal at Wembley.

The top scorer in League One last term was called up to the Irish senior squad and made a substitute appearance in the August friendly with Wales.

League One side Rotherham and then Scunthorpe tabled £200,000 bids earlier this week but they were rebuffed and both clubs told they would have to fork out more to sign the Dubliner.

Scunthorpe, who are looking to bounce back to League One, came up with the money and it could be enough to get the deal across the line with Madden also believed to be getting a pay rise.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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