There was bad news for a Rangers loanee on Saturday afternoon.

25-year-old goalkeeper, Jak Alnwick, was relegated from League One with Scunthorpe United.

Freddie Ladapo was one of three Plymouth players to beat Alnwick on the day. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport via Getty Images)

It was the culmination of a dreadful run of form, which saw the Iron pick up just two points from their final nine matches.

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An hour into their decisive final fixture away at Plymouth Argyle, it looked as though a great escape might be on.

Scunthorpe had clawed their way back to level pegging, through goals from Kyle Wootton and Josh Morris, having trailed 2-0 at the interval.

Yet, it wasn’t to be.

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Alnwick has endured a tough time of it behind a leaky defence. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Graham Carey’s emphatic 70th minute finish secured three points for the hosts. However, that wouldn’t be enough for their survival either. Southend United pulled off a shock win over Sunderland, while AFC Wimbledon drew against Bradford City.

 

Therefore, both Scunthorpe and Plymouth will compete in the fourth tier next season [BBC Sport].

It was a disappointing but somewhat inevitable end to a tough league campaign for Alnwick, who was between the sticks for 41 of the 46 fixtures.

Despite his best efforts, the Iron conceded a whopping 83 times and finished with a goal difference of -30.

It’s time to appoint a full-time manager and rebuild at Glanford Park.

As for Alnwick, his future looks uncertain.

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