MAD­DEN’S MAS­TER­CLASS SEALS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Andy Cooke

SCUN­THORPE United boss Mark Robins ad­mits his side have plenty to im­prove on de­spite this hard-earned vic­tory over Crewe Alexan­dra.

The fin­ish­ing of striker Paddy Mad­den was the dif­fer­ence as Scun­thorpe got their sea­son up and run­ning.

The Ir­ish­man’s clin­i­cal dou­ble sealed the Iron’s first three-point haul – but they were also in­debted to some way­ward fin­ish­ing from the visi­tors, a fact not lost on Robins who saw his side grow weary fol­low­ing a long night against Barns­ley in the Cap­i­tal One Cup four days ear­lier.

“When Paddy gets tired, we know ev­ery­one is tired and he was in the sec­ond half,” Robins said.

“He’s like a Du­ra­cell bunny – he’s got so much energy. If he is feel­ing tired, we can safely say ev­ery­one is suf­fer­ing.

“I thought we were re­ally good for the first 45 min­utes, but then it went re­ally flat.

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