Carlisle Utd boss to thwart Yeovil's bid for Paddy Madden
Last updated at 14:23, Thursday, 25 October 2012
Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott is set to thwart Yeovil’s bid to hold on to free-scoring Blues loan striker Paddy Madden.
The Irish frontman has been a big hit in his month in Somerset, firing five goals in four games.
Glovers manager Gary Johnson has made no secret of his wish to extend Madden’s deal when it runs out next weekend. But Abbott suggested there will be no second loan spell for the frontman as he wants him to show his new-found form for the Cumbrians instead.
The United boss said: “Paddy is going to come back with goals and confidence under his belt.
“He is going to be looking to force his way into the team. It has been a bit stop-start for him here with his injuries and stuff, but it’s fantastic news that he is scoring goals, and that is another boost we can look forward to – an unexpected one.”
Madden’s loan runs until November 4 with Yeovil but he is unable to play for the Glovers in the FA Cup, meaning their game at Crewe this weekend will be his last for Johnson’s side.
The experienced Yeovil boss has told reporters in Somerset that he “would like to think” Carlisle would let Madden stay for longer.
But Abbott said he had yet to receive a call from his opposite number, and added: “He [Johnson] will obviously want to keep him but at the minute it’s looking like he is going to be coming back. If he can reproduce his form for us then that’s all the better.”
Madden would have to force his way into a Carlisle strikeforce which has seen Joe Garner return to form with four goals in his last five games.
The Irish Under-21 international scored twice in Yeovil’s 3-1 win at Shrewsbury on Tuesday, prompting calls from Glovers fans for him to stay with the club.
The 22-year-old has been inundated with messages on Twitter from Yeovil supporters who have been impressed by his impact.
His goals tally for Yeovil comes in stark contrast to his record with United, which saw just two goals in his first 21 months.
Johnson joked: “We will either have to tie him down or hide him somewhere.
“We knew he would prove good for us, but now we have to keep quiet about it and hope no-one has noticed.
“It all depends on how the [Carlisle] manager feels about it.”
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First published at 14:12, Thursday, 25 October 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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It does seem to me that Greg has players that he will not drop and then tries to fit a team around them. If Paddy Madden can score goals for fun at Yeovil then there is no reason why he can't do it for us but Greg will need to play the same way that Yeovil does to get the best out of him. If Jo G and Paddy can forge a partnership then we have lots of goals in us.Re the defence, this has been the same story for years. Personally I think Murphy adds something others don't and would have in the team. I would also give Bugno a chance again and move Chantler into midfield.Maybe we are missing Tom T?
From what i've seen this season so far it's the defence that needs sorted not the strike force.
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