Richard Keogh was first to get to a Jayden Bogle corner but his angled shot drilled
into the side netting.
Just two minutes after half time, Tommy Reyes opened the scoring for the Tigers in style, when his clever backheel shot drilled
into the back of Khaseif's net, after Sio's initial strike was saved by the UAE international goalkeeper.
His first was a low shot drilled
into the bottom corner and he added a second on 28 minutes after Steve Lesley's misplaced pass.
David James needed two attempts to grasp a shot drilled
straight at him by Danijel Pranjic and then failed to hold on to a deep corner from Darijo Srna and would have been relieved to see Vedran Corluka drill the loose ball into the side-netting.
McSheffrey's 56th-minute goal, a low shot drilled
past Lewis Price, wrecked what would have been a dream debut for Gavin Williams.
The big deal here is control of the pistol or revolver in two shot drills
. The shots no longer have to touch, but they should be no further apart than three inches for those beginning on improving their skills.
The move cost Mikel a year out of his career but he was soon showing why Ferguson was so interested in him, providing Shaun Wright-Phillips with an opportunity which should have brought greater reward than a firm shot drilled
straight at Tomasz Kuszczak.
Scunthorpe equalised after 61 minutes with a superb Phil Clarkson shot drilled
past Gary O'Connor.
And aside from Barton's early effort, and his speculative shot drilled
straight at former City keeper David James, there was little in the way of entertainment offered up from either side in the first half.
Jobi McAnuff left the Rovers defence flat-footed after a quick one-two with Junichi Inamoto, before beating Friedel with a fine left-foot shot drilled
in from an acute angle.