SIDES LACKED THE CRUCIAL SPARK
A POINT was of little use to either side, but it was all they deserved for a match that had about as much sparkle as a damp firework.
Both were neat and tidy. Both knocked it about. Neither possessed an iota of potency or ruthlessness. When even the home sponsors are giving a right-back man of the match, you know it’s been a stinker. On paper, at least, Scunthorpe should be happy with a battling draw against a side defeated just twice in 2016.
Yet victory would have seen them finish the weekend six points off the play-offs and, given their first-half dominance, it must feel like an opportunity missed.
An outside chance of the play-offs has now become a remote possibility.