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