Iron boss Mark Robins cut a happy figure in the aftermath of his team’s 2-2 draw away at Notts County on Saturday afternoon.Scunthorpe had taken an early lead through new boy Theo Robinson, but following two County goals it was left to stand-in captain Niall Canavan to clinch a point with a late header.
“The nature of today’s performance was pleasing,” Robins told The Iron Player.
“We started off well, and got our noses in front.
“Then, at 2-1 down, we showed good resilience to get back in the game.
“And we didn’t scrape our way back into it – we’ve played our way back into it.”
That was a huge positive for the Iron manager, who had seen his side struggle to maintain possession of the ball for chunks of their midweek match at Sheffield United.
At Meadow Lane, on the other hand, the team looked comfortable on the ball, and passed it well between themselves as they searched for their goals.
That said, each of the goals came as a result of set-plays – which the Iron also made clear use of on the day.
“It was very important not to lose,” the manager stressed.
“But we’ve shown character, and we’ve got players who have performed.
“I thought that we were better, we’ve made chances, and we’ve had some good set-pieces.
“The deliveries today were fantastic, and we could have gone on and won it.”
Additionally, the Scunthorpe manager also reserved special praise for one of his goal-scorers – Theo Robinson.
The striker had only signed the Iron on Friday, but it took him just a few minutes to start his goal tally in claret and blue.
“We’re pleased to have him on-board,” stated Robins.
“He can have a real impact – and he has done today.”
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