Paddy Madden wants Scunthorpe United’s opening day defeat to Burton Albion to serve as a wake-up call.The Iron went into the season full of optimism, after bringing in a number of new faces over the summer, but their first game did not go according to plan.
Burton grabbed a lead through Stuart Beavon and Lukas Akins, and although Charlie Goode pulled one back late on it was to no avail.
The result left Mark Robins’ men frustrated, but Madden is hopeful that the defeat can be a positive in the long-run.
“This result could definitely be a wake-up call for everyone at the club,” Madden told the club’s official site.
“No one likes to lose games, especially in the circumstances of today, but this could always turn out to be a good thing.
“We seemed to have got into a comfort zone during pre-season and today just shows how difficult this league will be.”
League 1 had an unpredictable feel to the first day, with a number of underdogs upsetting the odds.
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Highly fancied teams such as Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic both dropped points, but Madden insists that he is not interested in other promotion hopefuls’ results.
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“The only thing that we can control is our own results,” he added.
“I haven’t looked at the results from around League 1 today but I know some of the highly tipped sides have lost.
“However, that is not something we can afford to look at, we can only afford to concentrate on our own results so we’ll have to pick ourselves up and concentrate on our next fixture against Barnsley.”