Ten-man Scunthorpe's draw with Wycombe saw manager Russ Wilcox become the Football League's first manager to claim a 24-game unbeaten start.

Wilcox's record surpasses that set by Preston's William Suddell in 1889.

Max Kretzschmar should have put Wycombe ahead when he shot over from six yards.

Gary McSheffrey then struck wide for Scunthorpe and his cross hit the bar after the break before he limped off with a hamstring injury after the Iron had used all their substitutes.

The result means second-placed United remain two points behind League Two leaders Rochdale, who drew with Fleetwood.

In a game of few clear chances Scunthorpe were left frustrated by a resilient Wycombe side, who are battling to avoid relegation from League Two.

Steve Craig went close for the visitors with a header before Matt Ingram's double save denied Dave Syers from close range at the other end.

McSheffrey then went close for Scunthorpe from the edge of the area, after Kretzschmar's wayward attempt, and Eddie Nolan headed over for the hosts after half-time.

But, having made three changes, the Iron were forced into playing with 10 men when McSheffrey went off with 17 minutes remaining.

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

"The fans should be really proud. Forget about the football side, let's speak about these players as people.

"I've got an amazing group in there and we're six games away from achieving what we set out to achieve.

"And I really do hope we do it, for the players mainly. This group is the best group I have ever worked with."

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth on Scunthorpe draw

"It was a deserved point, and that could well come in to our survival.

"All I can say is thank you to everyone who has stuck by me, because there's many a manager that has been changed in League Two.

"They're my squad and I can do it with this squad. It's brilliant to have them all fighting like that today and like I said I'm really pleased.

"We could have nicked three which would have been handy, but we'll have to get them next week against Dagenham."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 18 Nolan
  • 30 Williams (Hayes - 56' )
  • 04 McAllister (Sparrow - 62' )
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Canavan Booked
  • 14 Hawkridge (Adelakun - 66' )
  • 24 Syers
  • 27 Madden
  • 29 Winnall
  • 28 McSheffrey

Substitutes

  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 07 Sparrow
  • 13 Severn
  • 15 Waterfall
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 26 Alabi
  • 39 Hayes

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 23 Arnold
  • 11 Wood
  • 28 Togwell
  • 33 Rowe
  • 19 Pierre
  • 22 Kretzschmar
  • 08 Lewis
  • 20 Craig
  • 04 Scowen Booked
  • 10 Bloomfield Booked

Substitutes

  • 02 McCoy
  • 07 Morgan
  • 13 Horlock
  • 15 Jeffrey
  • 16 Pittman
  • 18 Kuffour
  • 27 Styche
Ref: James Adcock
Att: 3,867

Match Stats

Shots

10 5

On target

2 2

Corners

10 7

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

90:00 +6:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

90:00 +5:33

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +5:33

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

90:00 +3:58

Attempt saved. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +3:31

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

90:00 +1:00

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:57

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

85:11

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Sam Wood.

81:55

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

80:31

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

80:17

Attempt saved. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

79:22 Booking

Booking Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

79:00

Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:55

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

77:38

Attempt saved. Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

77:00

Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:58

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

76:11

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

75:40

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Mirfin.

74:35

Attempt missed. Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

73:05

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73:03

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

72:31

Delay in match Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

71:25

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

70:07

Delay in match Matt Ingram (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

66:23

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:23

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

65:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Terry Hawkridge.

65:01

Foul by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United).

65:01

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:26

Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:26

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

62:06

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Mirfin.

61:28

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

61:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Sparrow replaces Sean McAllister because of an injury.

57:36

Delay in match Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

56:40

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Mirfin.

55:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paul Hayes replaces Marcus Williams.

54:54

Attempt missed. Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

54:29

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

51:58

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

48:55

Attempt missed. Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

48:29

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Daniel Rowe.

45:00

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00 +0:46

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

41:37 Booking

Booking Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

41:06

Delay in match Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

40:39

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

39:49

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Sam Togwell.

38:46

Attempt missed. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

36:00

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:57

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

35:08

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

33:56

Hand ball by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

33:17

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

33:17

Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:38

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stuart Lewis.

26:26

Delay in match Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

21:28

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

21:07

Attempt saved. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

20:39

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

20:00

Attempt missed. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

17:38 Booking

Booking Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

17:20

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

17:20

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:43

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

13:16

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

11:03

Attempt missed. Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

10:35

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stuart Lewis.

9:27

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:27

Foul by Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers).

6:22

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

6:22

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:13

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:13

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

0:33

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

0:33

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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