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Winnall leaves Scunthorpe for Barnsley

Scunthorpe United forward Sam Winnall has signed for recently relegated Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.

The former Wolves man bagged 23 goals in 49 games for the Iron, topping the scoring charts as the team won promotion from League Two.

Promotion celebrations for Scunthorpe

We're going up! A delighted Scunthorpe United Credit: PA

Scunthorpe United are celebrating today after their promotion to League One - in spite of losing 2-0 at Exeter City. That was the Iron's first defeat in 29 games.

A crowd of 4,187 saw Scunthorpe's game with the Grecians - the Iron's 664 fans staying behind after the final whistle to join in the celebrations with United's jubilant players.

Promotion brings to an end three difficult years at Glanford Park, during which time Scunthorpe have been relegated twice. It hopefully signals the start of much better times for United.

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League Two promotion battle hotting up

There could be tears of joy and despair across the region this weekend as the season enters its penultimate round.

Scunthorpe currently top the League Two table, two points clear of second placed Chesterfield.

The Iron are currently on an incredible run of 28 games unbeaten, whereas the Spirites, who have already been to Wembley this season in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final, have been consistently in or around the top three all season.

Both managers are optimistic despite the pressure:

Scunthorpe United pushing for promotion from League Two

Scunthorpe United will be promoted to League One this weekend if they win at Exeter.

Since losing to Grimsby in the FA Cup in mid November the Iron have gone an incredible twenty eight games unbeaten.

A great run of form has seen manager Russ Wilcox break a world record and catapult the club to the top of league Two.

Add the prospect of a brand new stadium in the pipeline and now is a real boom time to be a Scunthorpe United fan.

History calling for Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United boss Russ Wilcox will break a 125 year old record if his side can avoid defeat against Wycombe tomorrow.

Since Wilcox was appointed manager on Christmas Eve the Iron have gone 23 games without defeat, equalling the longest unbeaten run of any newly appointed manager.

The record, held by Preston North End's William Suddell, was set in 1889:

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