After the Iron's previous good run on the road which had seen three victories in a row, defender Jacob Bedeau was disappointed with their loss against Southend United away on Saturday.
Speaking to iFollow Iron, he said: “It’s really disappointing, there wasn’t much in the game really and we have to be better second half and just stay in the game.
“When it’s a scrappy game there’s not much quality in it, we have to make sure they don’t score and it ends 0-0. We take it and go back to Scunthorpe with a point. I think it’s unacceptable to let them score late on like that.”
Reflecting further, Bedeau said: “Even though we had chances after, I think we have to be more streetwise in taking what we can and moving forward.
“The boys have done really well in the last few games, it's disappointing to come here and not keep that up but we have shown what we can do. There’s no reason as to why we can’t get back to that.”
Commenting on the newly eased restrictions in tier two areas that mean 2,000 spectators are allowed, the defender said: “I don’t know how much the crowd benefited them. Crowd or no crowd we have to make sure we do our jobs better than we did today.”
Discussing first team manager Neil Cox’s feedback, he said: “He’s not happy with us, the quality of our football today wasn’t good enough.
“Especially in the second half, so he’s not happy. We have to take his disappointment and move on to Tuesday (against Barrow) - a game we really have to win now.”
Mentioning the progress the team has made in the last month, the ex-Aston Villa youngster said: “Obviously the boys were confident coming into this one after the last few games, and it is a bit of a wakeup call.
“We’re not as good as we want to be but we can get there. The boys today will have seen that we have to work even harder if we want to maintain that level of performance that we had in the last few games.”
Looking forward to the next few matches, which includes Barrow at home on Tuesday (7pm kick-off), he commented: “The next games will be extremely important but every game in this league is an important one, and anyone can beat anyone so every game is a must-win.
“We have to assert our authority and play better than we did today.”
See much more from Jacob Bedeau and Neil Cox on iFollow Iron.