Josh Walker, who returned to the Iron’s starting eleven for Saturday’s home clash with MK Dons, was visibly disappointed with the outcome of the match.
Scunthorpe lost the game 3-0 on a glum afternoon at Glanford Park, and afterwards the midfielder admitted to The Iron Player that he was “gutted” with the result.
“Very disappointing,” he responded, when asked to sum up his overriding feelings on the result and his team’s general performance.
“I thought we started the game well, on the front foot.
“But then they get a goal after ten or fifteen minutes, and it knocked the stuffing out of us.
“They’re a good side, and you can’t afford to give away goals against them like we did today.
“I can’t put it into words really - I’m disappointed and gutted.”
Understandably, the playmaker didn’t want to go into the specifics about what had been said in the dressing room after the game.
However, he did suggest that the mood was bleak, as well as acknowledging that as individuals, the players were failing to repay the faith that Iron boss Alan Knill had shown in them by bringing them to the club.
“The mood in there, it’s a bit depressing really,” he stated.
“The manager has brought us to this football club - and all they care about is improving us.
“But on the pitch, as a team, we’re not doing it.
“We’re not getting the points.
“To lose 3-0 at home, no matter who you are playing against, it’s always a terrible result.”
As the interview progressed, Josh also suggested that he has a huge amount of sympathy for Scunthorpe’s supporters considering the clubs recent on-field exploits.
However, he also stressed that it is incredibly important that everyone at the club, including the fans, stick together in times of such adversity.
“I definitely feel for the fans,” he openly admitted.
“I’m a football fan myself, and I used to go to games.
“If my team wasn’t performing, I was probably the same as them.
“I know it’s tough for them.
“They pay good money to come and watch us.
“But we need everyone to stick together.
“The fans are as important as us players.”
See much more from Josh Walker, Connor Jennings and Alan Knill on The Iron Player.