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MANAGER: Update on the Madden situation

30 October 2012

Greg Abbott on Paddy Madden

United manager Greg Abbott spoke to us about the Paddy Madden loan situation this afternoon.

"A final decision hasn't been made on this one at the moment," he said. "There are conversations going on between the two clubs and with Paddy [Madden] and a decision will be made at some point on Wednesday or Thursday.

"There are a lot of things to take into account with this situation. Some of it has to be considered for Paddy's benefit and we also have to think about what's best for the club. Obviously Yeovil are involved in at all as well, so it's not as cut and dried as you would think. 

"I've given my opinion to John [Nixon] and he is talking about what happens next to Yeovil. We'll see where we are at in terms of what they want to do with him and what the state of play is and then we'll decide what we think is the right thing to do." 

"Paddy is in a position where he just wants to play football," he added. "That has been his gripe since he got here. He's been unfortunate with us because we haven't seen the best of him. He had two long injuries at the start of the two seasons he has been with us and that really put him on the back foot. 

"Sometimes circumstances have been against him and that is what happens with players at some clubs. We'll revisit it all again tomorrow [Wednesday] and I don't think there is any right decision with this one. If he stays there and scores goals we will regret it, but if he comes back here and he doesn't manage to get into the team then we will probably live to regret that.

"It's one of those where you wish you had a crystal ball but all we can do is try and make the right decision for everybody. There are arguments for and against anything we do so we'll take a bit more time and make sure we've spoken to everybody who has a part in it."

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