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Wolves loanee Matheson sent off in first half of Scunthorpe loss

Wolves prospect Luke Matheson is spending the rest of the season on loan with Scunthorpe who are struggling in League 2.

We wrote last month that he is staring down the barrel of being part of a side who are relegated to the National League at the end of the campaign.

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Scunthorpe are ten points adrift from safety at the foot of the fourth tier table and hosted fellow strugglers Colchester this afternoon.

Joe Nuttall’s strike had the Iron ahead within 11 minutes and Matheson got his first booking of the game 16 minutes later.

Within eight minutes, he had been dismissed before half-time for a second bookable offence, leaving Scunthorpe up against it.

They went on to lose three second half goals and slip to a 3-1 loss on another crucial afternoon in the relegation battle.

Hill did not mention Matheson in his post-match interview to club media, instead focusing on refereeing mistakes in the second half that he said changed the game.

The incidents will offer a learning curve to Matheson and that is the whole point of going out on loan and playing senior mens games which matter.

Today means he is another step closer to relegation but the struggles may make the defender stronger in the long term, even though it will sting tonight.

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