“GREEDY” Oxford United paid a high price for getting carried away at Glanford Park, according to Cameron Brannagan.

The midfielder was heavily involved in a barmy second half spell which saw five goals in 17 minutes.

Brannagan put the U’s 2-0 ahead and they looked certain to claim a first away win of the Sky Bet League One season when Curtis Nelson quickly added a third.

The visitors were in the mood for more, but then lost their discipline to allow Scunthorpe United back into the game.

Brannagan committed two fouls just outside the United penalty area, which both led to goals and the Iron got back on level terms with a third in the space of six minutes.

The 22-year-old simply could not believe they had drawn the game, keeping them in the bottom four, but knew where it went wrong.

He said: “We didn’t do the ugly things right, we were playing in the wrong areas and got greedy.

“We were 3-0 up, we didn’t need to get a fourth goal.

“We should have just shut up shop. I’m so frustrated.”

He added: “It feels like a defeat. We were 3-0 up and the fans were buzzing.

“I feel sorry for them because we didn’t deserve that.

“We were sloppy when we went 3-0 up and mistakes can punish you in games.

“They score one and then the geezer hits the free-kick in the top corner, it was a great finish to get it to 3-2 and then it’s always going to be an edgy game.

“When you’re a couple of goals up don’t be giving stupid stuff away.

“I’m disappointed with myself, just because of those little fouls I gave away. All I can do is learn from it.”

Brannagan’s strike, his second of the season, brought up United’s 3,000th goal in the Football League.

“I’m happy to score, but all I was bothered about was three points,” he said.

“It doesn’t change the way I feel, I’m still gutted.”

He added: “A few weeks ago you probably would have taken a point, but the way we were playing and the way we were 3-0 up, we shouldn’t be drawing.

“It’s a joke. We should not be drawing.”

It might have been even worse for the former Liverpool apprentice late on.

Already on a booking, he halted a Scunthorpe counter-attack.

Boss Karl Robinson felt it was a harsh decision, but admitted once the foul was given he thought a second yellow would follow.

Fortunately the official just gave Brannagan a warning.

The midfielder said: “The kid’s dived. I didn’t even touch him.

“He’s jumped on the floor and I don’t know why the ref gave a foul.

“If it had been a foul I would have probably just walked straight off, but I knew it wasn’t.”