It was obvious to all at Glanford Park on Saturday that Tony Vaughan was capable of playing at a much higher level than the third division but also clear, that although he could not be solely blamed for either goal, he has not yet
established an understanding with Mark Jackson.
This understanding must be established if the Iron are to win promotion they cannot afford to concede such cheap goals as they did against Cheltenham.
The Iron, although dominating long spells of the match, didn't test the Cheltenham keeper enough due to the fact they didnt have an out and out goalscorer on the field.
This changed when Martin Carruthers was introduced, his tremendous workrate
introduced a third dimension to Scunthorpe's play that had been missing
From that moment on the Iron tested the Cheltenham keeper much more
and finally began to look dangerous on the attack and in the last minute
Garcia gave us a lifeline.
Although he and 5,086 fans thought he had scored again three minutes into injury time I can confirm that unfortunately he had carelessly strayed a yard offside.
This was unfortunate because the Iron missed a golden opportunity to catch up with Mansfield.
Thankfully Hull failed to close the gap by embarassingly losing to Darlington in front of the fattest manager in football, Jan Molby.
Jan apparently paid for four seats, two for himself, one for his wife and one for his mountain of pies which he said were much nicer than Kidderminster's. This comment has increased the already intense speculation linking Molby to the vacant managerial position at Boothferry Park.
Scunthorpe's failure to take three points from Saturdays match means a win today is vital, not just to keep the automatic promotion candle alight but also to strenghen our position in the playoffs and hopefully increase the gap of four points between ourselves and eigth placed Shrewsbury Town.
If United are to win at Brisbane Road then they must find a cure for their chronic travelsickness which has plauged them all season.