MADDEN’S MASTERCLASS SEALS
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.