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Gaffer on Iron point

15 March 2015

Nigel Clough was satisfied if somewhat frustrated following Saturday's 1-1 stalemate with Scunthorpe United.

Kieron Freeman's first United goal earnt the visitors a share of the spoils after Neal Bishop's opener had given the Iron the lead against the run of playing in the opening 45 minutes.

The Gaffer commented: "A point away from home is always a good result and it was the least we deserved.

"We played well in the first-half and dominated for spells, but gave away a poor goal. If you lose two headers in the box you are always going to be in trouble, but it was the only chance of note that Scunthorpe had.

"That made equalising on the stroke of half-time vitally important and it was a fantastic goal."

Speaking of the goals in details and a key decision that went against the Blades after the break, Clough added:

"The goal showed how important our full-backs are in the way we want to play. One crossed it from the left and the right-back scores from inside the penalty area.

"At the other end, we keep saying we lack height and with all the will in the world we can't do too much about that, but we keep saying don't give away cheap free-kicks and we keep doing so, but we still have to compete better in our own box.

"We were patched up though defensively, with John (Brayford) at centre-half, Jay (McEveley) nursing a bad shoulder and Kieron Freeman starting for the first time in a while, so we are pleased with a point but it could have been three on another day.

"We were without doubt the better side first-half, they perhaps edged the second-half, but we have had another big shout for a penalty turned down for a foul on Kieron Freeman, decisions certainly aren't going our way and that has cost us a handful of points."

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