Former Scunthorpe United manager Graham Alexander had no complaints as The Iron drew 1-1 with Rochdale at Glanford Park in his final match in charge on Saturday.

The 46-year-old was sacked late on Saturday evening with his side having failed to win at home since New Year’s Day.

Callum Camps netted the opening goal of the match for Rochdale in the first half before striker Ivan Toney rescued a point for The Iron with a second half header.

In his final press conference as Scunthorpe United manager, Alexander admitted that he had no complaints with the result.

“I think a draw in the end was a fair result” Alexander admitted when speaking to The72 after the match.

“We started brightly in the first half and had a couple of chances but didn’t take them.

“They scored and then we went a bit flat for the final 15-20 minutes of the first half.

“The second half we started much more positively, more aggressive and got the goal.

“We had other opportunities but so did Rochdale, it wasn’t a game high on quality with the need for points and the pitch all adding into the mix.

“It was about getting the goals but we had to share them today.”

Rochdale’s goal came from a well-worked corner kick but Alexander was disappointed with his side’s defending.

Alexander added ‘It was poor from us as in the second phase of it.

“We needed to press and be more aggressive.

“He has hit it and it has took one or two bobbles and nestled in the bottom corner, it was a goal out of nothing really.”

The result leaves Scunthorpe United in 5th place in Sky Bet League One ahead of a Good Friday trip to Oxford United when the fans will hope a new manager is in place.

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