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McSheffrey signs one-year Iron deal

Scunthorpe United striker Gary McSheffrey has signed a one-year deal at the League One club.

The former Coventry City player made fifty appearances in all competitions for the Iron last season, scoring ten goals and making 18.

Scunthorpe sign striker sacked over racist sex video

Scunthorpe United have signed a young striker who was sacked by Leicester City for his alleged involvement in a racist sex video.

Tom Hopper Credit: Press Association

Tom Hopper, 21, was on loan at Glanford Park last season and the club says it has put "a considerable amount of thought" into the decision to re-sign him.

Hooper's contract at Leicester was terminated following an internal investigation after a sexually explicit video appeared online showing him and two other teammates allegedly racially abusing Thai girls.

While we fully understand the position taken by Leicester City in this matter and we do not condone Tom's actions, we have discussed the issue at length with the player and he has shown a great deal of remorse and a real willingness to rehabilitate himself. The player accepts fully that his actions were unacceptable and takes full responsibility.

We understand that youngsters can make mistakes, but we are a club who believe in giving people a second chance when they have shown a genuine desire to make amends.

– Scunthorpe United statement


Police warn fans ahead of Scunthorpe Sheffield United tie

Police are warning fans without tickets for today's League One clash between Scunthorpe United and Sheffield United not to travel to the game.

Officers also say fans with tickets travel early to ensure they arrive before kick off.

Fans are advised not to attend if they do not have a ticket as there will be no tickets available on the turnstiles. Those attending without tickets will be directed to leave the area surrounding Glanford Park. Police are also keen to ensure that supporters don’t miss the game and they are being advised to get to the stadium early so they get to see the whole match.

– Humberside Police

Weather hits Blades v Scunthorpe game

Sheffield United's match at home today at Scunthorpe has been postponed because the cold weather has made access to Bramall Lane unsafe.

Referee Mark Heywood said he called the Sky Bet League One clash off "on health and safety grounds".

The Blades announced on Twitter that Heywood believed the pitch would have been playable, but the access in and around the ground was a cause for concern.


Mark Robins appointed Scunthorpe manager

Mark Robins has been confirmed as Scunthorpe's new manager.

Mark Robins will replace Russ Wilcox as Scunthorpe's manager Credit: Press Association

The 44-year-old former Rotherham, Coventry and Barnsley boss has been out of work since leaving Huddersfield just one game into this season and succeeds Russ Wilcox, who was sacked last Wednesday.

Mark Robins was unveiled as the club's new manager at a press conference today Credit: Scunthorpe United

"I'm delighted. I watched the game on Saturday and was very encouraged with what I saw.

To gain a job someone has to lose a job, and Russ did a fantastic job last season and has brought in some great players.

There are no panic stations yet. We've got a lot of games left and we will put in a plan to not only get out of this but play exciting football."

– Mark Robins

Robins' first day at Glanford Park

Mark Robins takes charge of Scunthorpe United today.

Robins takes over at Glanford Park Credit: Press Association

The former Huddersfield, Rotherham and Barnsley man has taken over from Russ Wilcox who was sacked by the Iron after a poor start to the season.

Wilcox led the team to promotion last season after a record breaking unbeaten run, but left the club last week.

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