HARTLEPOOL United manager Graeme Lee paid tribute to the travelling support at Scunthorpe United as they fulfilled another fancy dress tradition on the final away day of the season.

As part of this season’s theme, 1,700 supporters dressed as doctors and nurses to pay homage to the NHS for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

They watched their side come from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against already relegated Scunthorpe United with Nicky Featherstone levelling from the penalty spot after Cameron Wilson put the Irons in front in the second half.

Pools dropped to 16th place in the League Two table as their winless run extended to eight games. They face Colchester United on the final day at the Suit Direct Stadium next weekend.

Lee felt the sense of disappointment at not coming away with a better result as he explained: “We have dominated games and been sucker-punched and it was the same today. It’s pleasing to create the opportunities but disappointing not to take them.

“The fans and the following was immense. I said to the players if they can give their efforts in a game, then they will be appreciated.

“We have to let our fans see what we are doing and believe in what we are doing. Our last away game, the fans have made an unbelievable gesture to the NHS but it was very special.”

Their EFL status has already been confirmed for next season as they look to end their first season back in the Football League with a win.