as reported by grimsbytelegraph.co.uk
Scunthorpe United suffered another demoralising defeat when they lost 3-0 to Burton Albion on Saturday.
Scunthorpe Live’s Paul Crute looks at five things we learned from the EFL League One clash at Glanford Park.
Result shows how big the gap is
Burton were the form team coming into this game, after beating Barnsley and holding Sunderland to a draw.
So the Iron knew they would be in a tough afternoon against the Brewers.
But on Saturday, Burton showed how big the gap is between those sides pushing towards the top end of the table and the Iron, who are fighting relegation.
The Brewers were clearly the better team, but Scunthorpe made them look like they were streets ahead.
The visitors confidently kept possession and the Iron helped them by constantly giving the ball back to them through misplaced passes.
Just over a year ago, Scunthorpe were one of the teams who were in the top-six.
But Saturday showed how much the gap is now to the top-six and Scunthorpe are way off it.
Strikers are still firing blanks
The most worrying trait from Scunthorpe’s point of view is the lack of goals from the strikers.
In the last eight games, the strike duo of Kyle Wootton and Lee Novak have scored a total of two goals between them.
The partnership worked well during January and February, but the goals have dried up since.
They only managed a paltry one shot on target on Saturday, a 25-yard effort from Adam Hammill,