Robins hails response against Millwall


Mark Robins was pleased with the reaction from his Scunthorpe players in Saturday’s goalless draw with Millwall, reckoning the Iron had enough chances to win comfortably.

It was certainly an improvement on the performance at Wigan on Wednesday night, which saw a penalty conceded after three minutes en route to a 3-0 reverse.

The clearest opportunity to score was Paddy Madden’s penalty, which he blazed high into the Donny Road End, while visiting keeper Jordan Archer also denied his early effort.

Madden and Kevin van Veen also had efforts crash back off the woodwork.

Robins said: “We created enough really good chances to have won two games. On another day we could have had four or five.

“The disappointment is that we have not been able to take any of those chances, but the pleasing thing is the way we kept going right until the end.

“It was a battle and a scrap out there and I thought we did that well. It was another clean sheet for us and it as a game in which I thought we played well in parts.”

Lions boss Neil Harris felt justice was done when Madden fired his spot-kick over, claiming it should not have been awarded after Gary McSheffrey went down under a Mark Beevers challenge.

He said: “I am sure we should have had a penalty for handball – and having just seen he match dvd, the penalty Scunthorpe got should have been a foul for us.”



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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