After the Iron fell to defeat at the hands of Grimsby Town – courtesy of two second half Mariners goals – iFollow Iron spoke to Jordan Gabriel about a difficult afternoon for his side.
Running through his thoughts on the 90 minutes, Gabriel said: "It’s a tough game to digest. It was derby day and we weren’t able to get the three points that we wanted, and especially for the fans."
The first half concluded at 0-0 after a cagey opening 45 minutes, which Gabriel summarized: "We had to battle, it was a scrappy first half we couldn’t really get the ball down. We had to do what we had to do in the first period, and came in to half-time at 0-0.
"If you grab the first goal it can change the game," Gabriel stated. "We came out in the second half and tried to give what we could, but we conceded the two goals which were obviously massive."
In the 22nd minute, Luke Waterfall was booked for a dangerous tackle on McAtee, but luckily the Iron man was able to continue. On the topic of a possible red card, Gabriel claimed: "I think it was a red. It doesn’t matter how early on it is in the game, if it’s a red card it’s a red card, that shouldn’t change."
On a personal level, Jordan Gabriel’s loan move to the Iron is the wing back’s first taste of professional football, and being part of a starting eleven at this level. When asked how he’s found the past month or two, he said: "It’s good, I’m loving it. I love being around Scunthorpe and playing for the badge. I’m happy and it’s a great place for me to be."
Russ Wilcox’s men look ahead now to next weekend’s trip to Colchester United, and the Iron loanee is looking for one thing, and one thing only.
"We’re looking for the same thing that we hope for every game, three points. We want the win, and a clean sheet."