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Madden on the move to Scunthorpe

IRELAND international Paddy Madden says he is eager to win promotion for the second season in a row – this time in the shirt of Scunthorpe United following his £300,000 move from Yeovil Town.

The former Bohemians man ended his spell with Yeovil when he agreed a transfer to Scunthorpe, a move that sees the 23-year-old – who only made his senior Ireland debut last August – drop down to the fourth tier of the English game.

Madden's goals helped Yeovil win promotion from League One to the Championship last season and this term he is keen to propel his new club into the third tier, an achievable feat as the Iron are currently top of the table in League Two.

"I'm relishing the chance to play for Scunthorpe and help them do well. I have had the feeling of promotion last season with Yeovil and I am hungry for more promotion so I am excited by this new challenge," says Madden.

"Things were not working out at Yeovil Town so when I got told the chairman and gaffer here was on to me, I was interested.

"Scunthorpe are a very ambitious club and I want to be part of that. The chairman has told me his plans for this club for the next couple of years and I bought into them straight away.

"It is very ambitious and hopefully I can help this club achieve promotion."

Madden was the leading scorer in League One last season and he began the new term in the starting XI at Yeovil, but he had a falling-out with manager Gary Johnson, who axed the Dubliner from his squad.

The deal sees Yeovil make a healthy profit on the player as Madden cost a reported £25,000 from Carlisle United last year.