Forward Theo Robinson was glad United rescued a draw at Colchester, in a game he says they should have “seen out”.Another late goal from Scunthorpe, in the dying embers of the game, meant Mark Robins’ side gained another point as it finished 2-2 in Essex.
Hakeeb Adelakun was the provider in midweek, when Kyle Wootton equalised in stoppage time against Port Vale, but the young winger was the scorer this time around. His cross was deflected past U’s goalkeeper Sam Walker.
"It was good to get the point in the end,” Robinson reflected to The Iron Player.
“To be honest we should have been getting the three. Everybody could see it out there it was two sloppy goals that we gave away so we have to just take the next game now and hopefully get the three there.
“We were battling away, it was one of those performances where you have to grind out the result and we should have seen the game out, especially in the last five or ten minutes. It was especially frustrating to see them score two when you cannot do anything (after he was substituted).”
The first goal was a brilliantly taken strike by loanee Robinson on the half-hour mark. It was his third goal since arriving from Doncaster Rovers and it is a good return from six games, surpassing his expectations when he came to Glanford Park.
“I am very happy with the goal,” he stated.
“I tackled McSheffrey for it but I put it away, that’s the main thing. I knew what I was doing straight away, I put my foot through the ball and hit the target and it paid off.
“I wasn’t playing as much at Doncaster - not getting a good run of games - and the manager Mark Robins has put the faith in me to play me in every game. The more I play, the more goals I score. It is good to be back on track and hopefully I can keep going for my last two games.
“Playing games and scoring goals - that is what any striker would dream of so hopefully I can make sure Scunthorpe stay up, play well and keep scoring.”
Robinson, who is out of contract at the Keepmoat Stadium at the end of the season, reverted to a central position after a spell out wide in recent matches. The five-time Jamaica international continued: “I prefer playing up front, any striker would. But if I have to play on the left or the right I don’t mind, it is doing the job for the team that is the main thing.”
The Iron are 17th in Sky Bet League One, five points above 21st-placed Leyton Orient and Robinson praised his fellow goalscorer in Saturday’s match.
He stated: “Credit to Haks for coming on and getting the goal back for us. We were too deep as a team and not playing as much football as we can. As I said, we ground out the result and fought back.
“It was a good point (overall) but we should have got three. At one-nil we should be seeing the game out. The goals we conceded were very sloppy but we’ll take it now and use it as experience to learn from our mistakes.”
The 26-year-old became a father on the Friday before the Crawley win and Robinson is enjoying his new role at home, as well as at Scunthorpe.
It is a quick turnaround for the Claret and Blue, who host Bradford City on Tuesday evening.
Robinson added: “We have to go out and make sure we are safe. It would be frustrating to watch the team (still fighting for survival after his loan spell).
“We need the win and hopefully we can get it on Tuesday. I have enjoyed my time here so far, the players and staff have been very welcoming so it has been good for me.”