Leaky Iron defence a growing concern for Graham Alexander

Iron boss Graham Alexander has been disappointed in the goals his side have been conceding in recent weeks, as United’s dodgy run continues.

The Iron have conceded at least two goals in each of their last five games, with plenty of preventable mistakes to blame.

Talking to the Scunthorpe Telegraph, Alexander said: “I am worried certainly about the amount we are conceding and the manner of them is not good enough.

“I wouldn’t say they were fantastic goals or out of this world. Marcus Maddison’s for Peterborough was difficult to defend but we could have done better for the other one against Peterborough and especially the two on Saturday.

“That is something we need to address as a team and work extremely hard in training.

“We need to make sure we stop giving cheap goals away. We can’t keep need to score three goals to win games.

“We are scoring enough goals to win games but we are conceding some really poor ones.

“We know we still a good team but we know where we have to improve. It is quite stark and black and white.”

Alexander’s side face a tricky test on Saturday when they travel to Bristol Rovers, to face a side that boast the seventh best home record in the division.

That being said, United themselves are able to show off a fifth most formiddable away record in League One, which should make for an entertaining affair.

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