Date: 9th November 2015 at 3:21pm
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Manager Mark Robins and striker Paddy Madden have both spoken of their delight at being in the hat for the next round of the FA Cup following victory over Southend at the weekend.

With a Madden brace giving us the two one win at Glanford Park, a delighted manager told the Official Site in his post game press conference that he was delighted to get through especially as it wasn’t a great game to watch.

‘It wasn`t a great game but it was about getting through to the second round and we managed to do it. We were much better in the second half than the first and the great bits of quality came from Paddy Madden, putting the ball into the back of the net twice. Especially the second one because he`s waited for his chance to shoot and put it right on a postage stamp in the top corner and it takes us through to the next round. It was a poor tie played in difficult conditions. The weather wasn`t brilliant but that`s not an excuse for the way we played. We`ve got to believe we can go as far as we possibly can and hopefully we can get a decent draw at home. If we don`t then we`ll face whatever comes and look forward to it but we`ve got to be thankful for Paddy Madden`s quality today.’

With Scunthorpe’s run now reading six wins from seven, and our fourth at home on the trot, that was obviously pleasing for the manager as he knows we have some decent momentum behind us at the moment.

The disappointment on the day largely was the injuries sustained by Charlie Goode and Scott Wiseman – but there is better news for Goode.

‘Charlie is fine, he`s just disappointed he`s had to come off with cramp. The change that we made with Boycey going on wasn`t a bad thing because he won his fair share of headers, made a difference in their penalty area and just gave us that bit more energy. Scott Wiseman caught his toe in the turf and tweaked a groin. I`m hoping that`s not too bad but I don`t know. Lairdy also picked up his fifth booking of the season and will miss next week so that`s five or six missing now. We get Tommy Rowe back which is good so it`s a bit of food for thought.’

As for the double goalscorer, in his own post game interview he went on to explain.

‘We’re delighted, our main aim was obviously to get into the hat for the next round, and we’ve done that against a good League One team, so we’re happy. Wins breed confidence and we’re into the next round, which we wanted and it was a good performance all round.’

With Madden now sitting on 12 goals in all competitions, he’s very hopeful he’ll get to and then break his target of 20 for the year.

‘Fingers crossed I get there. I’ll just have to keep working hard and hopefully the wins and the goals keep coming. If I get to twenty, fingers crossed, then I’ll look to get more.’

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