Rangers loanee Jak Alnwick key to Scunthorpe recovery story
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Rangers loanee Jak Alnwick key to Scunthorpe recovery story

Towards the end of December, things weren’t looking good for Scunthorpe United.
The League One outfit were languishing one above bottom spot, in 23rd position, after a horror run of form.
They had lost seven straight matches in all competitions, while Rangers loanee, Jak Alnwick, had some unwanted stats against his name.

Between the sticks was a lonely place for Alnwick earlier in the season. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

He had failed to keep a clean sheet for 16 consecutive matches.

However, since then, both Alnwick and The Iron, have experienced a dramatic rise.
The turning point, was a 1-0 win over Wycombe on 29th December.

Former St Mirren player Adam Hammill celebrates a late equaliser against Sunderland. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

That result included, they have won six of their last eight fixtures, losing just once.

The 25-year-old Ger has registered clean sheets in half of those games.
Thats a remarkable reversal in fortunes.
Those sorts of results show just why Scunthorpe were so keen to keep him until the end of the season.

Initially, he had been expected to return to Ibrox at the beginning of January.

Alnwick makes a full length stop against Motherwell in the 2017 League Cup semi-final. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Yet, with Wes Foderingham remaining as understudy to Allan McGregor – in the end,
he stayed put.
He might not be deemed good enough for Rangers at the minute, but in current form, he’s showing he can certainly cut it in the English third tier.