Madden says Fleetwood are prepared for Iron test

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Former Iron striker Paddy Madden says Fleetwood Town will be looking to exploit Scunthorpe United’s weaknesses as he returns to Glanford Park for the first time since he left the club in January.

But the former Scunthorpe favourite, who fell out of favour under Graham Alexander, admits he is expecting a tough test against his former employers who will be reeling from Saturday’s heavy 3-0 defeat to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

“We aim to get maximum points for every game, we are looking to do that over the next two away games”, Madden told the press.

“It’s going to be tough to go there tomorrow and win. We’re prepared and tuned in, and we want to beat them. Every game is tough.

“There’s a lot of new players there. They have strengths and weaknesses, but we’re looking to exploit that on Wednesday.”

Madden will be hoping to continue his form in front of goal by scoring against the Iron and the price to score on his return to Glanford Park looks tempting. You can take advantage of some great prices on the BetSid Sportsbook and he is currently 15/2 to score the first goal on the night.

The former Yeovil man has insisted he will celebrate if he scores tonight, despite having a lot of respect for the Scunthorpe supporters.

“The Scunthorpe fans know I have respect for them but as a striker I like to celebrate when I score as it means a lot to me,” he told the Fleetwood Town website.

“The relastionship with the club has always been positive. There are a lot of good people there and the fans are great.

“But as a striker you have to celebrate.”

Meanwhile Fleetwood assistant Clint Hill says he is expecting a great game.

Fleetwood are unbeaten away from home since the first game of pre-season, and it is a record Hill says they want to keep going come late Wednesday evening.

“As in any away game, you know it’s going to be a battle and from that you can earn the right to play. It’s important that we go there and quiet the home crowd down, and it’s fair to say that goes in every league match up and down the country”, Hill told the press

“Scunthorpe have had a mix bag of results and I am sure they will want to use this game to turn around their season, and all in all, it looks to be a great game for both teams.”

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Written by Will Montag

Will Montag is an English Literature graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an avid reader of fiction, and a lifelong Iron fan. Will enjoys various outdoor pursuits in his spare time.

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