Former Republic of Ireland striker Paddy Madden joins Fleetwood Town for 'six-figure sum'

Wed, Jan 03 2018

Madden won the Premier Division title with Bohemians in 2009. Credit: Ger Holmes


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Republic of Ireland international Paddy Madden has signed for Fleetwood Town from English League One rivals Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee.


The former Bohemians and Shelbourne striker scored 60 goals in 196 appearances for the Irons over four years after making the move from Yeovil Town.


27-year-old Madden, who won the Premier Division in 2009 with Bohs, has struggled for gametime in recent time due to the form of Tom Hopper and Kevin van Veen.


His last appearance for Scunthorpe came in the 1-0 defeat to Walsall on the 9th of December last year, when he was substituted after an hour for van Veen.


Now he's made the move across the north-west to Fleetwood for what's described as a 'six-figure sum,' where he'll link up with fellow Irishman Cian Bolger.



Madden began his career with Bohemians, where his goalscoring exploits earned him a move to Carlisle United at the conclusion of the 2010 season.


He struggled to impact the first team at Carlisle and in 2012 moved on loan to Yeovil, which was made permanent the following January.


His goalscoring form for the south-west club earned him the Golden Boot as he finished with 23 goals, including a spectacular winner in the League One play-off final against Leyton Orient.


After failing to score in his first half-season in the Championship, Madden joined League Two Scunthorpe in 2014, helping them to promotion in his first season.