Winger Adam Hammill was pleased to come away with a point against local rivals Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, but felt the Iron were more likely to win the game.
Mallik Wilks had put Rovers in front during the first-half at Glanford Park, before Kyle Wootton completed a well-worked move to equalise with a powerful header in the 69th minute.
Hammill then thought it was United that were going to grab all three points.
Speaking to iFollow Iron, the 31-year-old said: “It is pleasing to have come away with a point.
“I thought that they played really well in the first-half and we couldn’t get a grip on them.”
However, after speaking in the dressing room at half-time, Stuart McCall’s side came into the second-half with belief and managed to get that equalising goal.
“In the second-half, we implemented what we planned to do and that was to get amongst them and make it into a derby game,” said Hammill.
“I think that showed by the pressure we put them under and if there was anyone more likely to score a winner, it was us.
“You never want to settle for a draw and you want local bragging rights, but we are glad we managed to get the goal through Kyle, which was really well taken.”
Despite the late pressure from the Iron, the January signing felt that a draw was fair on both sides.
He said: “It could have gone either way and the draw was probably the fair result, even though we were the ones looking to put them under more pressure at the end.”
Hammill, who was substituted in the 86th minute, started his first game for Scunthorpe at Glanford Park since joining the club and feels like he is getting back to full fitness after a niggling injury.
“I set a few chances up and worked hard,” he continued.
“My legs gave away after 75 minutes, but I didn’t want to come off then.
“It is nice now that I can finally feel myself getting fitter and stronger.”
Scunthorpe are placed 16th in Sky Bet League One and will travel to Oxford United next Saturday, who are just above the relegation zone.
Heading into that clash, Hammill added: “We will take the positives from this game and move onto next weekend where we will hopefully get the three points.
“I think we need to kick on with another run.”
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