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Alexander: Key decisions going against the Iron

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Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander has argued that key decisions continue to go against his side ahead of Sunday’s televised match with Bradford City at Glanford Park.

The Iron have plummeted to fifth in the table following a dismal run which has seen them win just once since January, but Alexander believes that decisions at vital stages of fixtures are not going the Iron’s way.

“I believe the big moments are going against us but I don’t want to come across as constantly bleating about things,” he said.

“At the start of this run I wasn’t saying anything about decisions but in the last two or three weeks things have conspired against us and it is hurting us.

“They are not nothing decisions. They are vital at time of the game at vital scorelines and it is not falling for us as a club.”

Alexander contested Oxford’s late winner as offside as he watched from the stands with a touchline ban as they fell to a 91st minute 2-1 defeat at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, but TV replays suggested that the goal was correctly allowed to stand. You may have more luck than the Iron playing the Rocky Video Slot.

Meanwhile, the Iron boss admitted he was pleased to have a full week’s worth of training ahead of the lunchtime clash with the Bantams.

“We are finding it difficult to keep clean sheets and as a team it is costing us. When you have Saturday Tuesday games it is difficult to correct problems when you have only got one day to prepare for the next game.

“You can’t really do full on sessions because you are always preparing for the next game.

“This week will give us the chance to work on things and we have to because I think that is the bedrock of being a successful team.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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