Iron winger Hakeeb Adelakun was slightly underwhelmed following his side’s final day defeat at Doncaster Rovers.In a game that was everything-but-bland, Scunthorpe ultimately went down 5-2 at their Yorkshire rivals.
Adelakun was Scunthorpe’s second scorer, as his cross drifted through a crowd of players and ghosted in, but that didn’t completely transform his feelings about the match overall.
“It was a bad end to the season," he confessed to The Iron Player.
“Especially on the last day.”
The Iron were 3-0 down in the match by half-time, and therefore gave themselves a metaphorical Kilimanjaro to climb in the second-half.
Overall, however, Hakeeb put the ultimate result down to his team’s slow start and a slight air of complacency.
“We started slowly, I think it’s because we’d already secured survival,” he analysed.
“I think we took our foot off the gas a bit.”
In the second period, United did come out of the traps with a lot more attacking impetus about them.
They soon reduced the arrears through a Kevin van Veen goal, but Rovers then scored against the run-of-play through Nathan Tyson, who then duly added another to complete his hat-trick.
“We started the second half well," he said,
“We got a lot of crosses into the box. I think we need to take more advantage of that next season,” the player admitted.
On a lighter note, he also dismissed any idea that another United player might have got a touch on the ball in the scoring of his goal.
“I’m claiming the goal, and I’d like us to push for the play-offs next season,” he concluded.
See much more from Hakeeb Adelakun, Kevin van Veen and Mark Robins on The Iron Player.