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Scunny appoint Wilcox as boss

Russ Wilcox (left) was made caretaker manager after Brian Laws' departure. Credit: PA

League Two Scunthorpe United have announced the appointment of Russ Wilcox as manager on a permanent basis.

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Boothroyd leaves Cobblers after heavy defeat

Aidy Boothroyd saw his side slump to the bottom of League Two. Credit: PA

Aidy Boothroyd has left his role as manager at Northampton Town seven months after taking them to the League Two play-off final.

After seeing his side lose 4-1 at home to Wycombe the decision was taken for the ex-Leeds boss should relinquish his responsibilities.

Scunthorpe boss Laws departs the club

Brian Laws is without a job once again. Credit: PA

Scunthorpe have sacked manager Brian Laws in the wake of their FA Cup exit at the hands of neighbours Grimsby.

The Iron lost 2-1 to their local rivals in the first-round replay on Tuesday night and Laws has paid the price.

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Heys has appeal rejected

Former Accrington managing director Robert Heys has lost his appeal to reduce the 21-month ban imposed on him by the Football Association for breaking betting regulations.

In August, Heys, who had been involved with Stanley for over a decade, was suspended for all football activity for nearly two years after he admitted to breaching 735 betting rules, including wagers placed on his own club to lose.

Heys resigned from his role at Accrington in the wake of the news and despite attending an appeal hearing to reduce his ban on October 8, his full punishment, which also included a £1,000 fine, was upheld.

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Heys banned by FA over betting

Accrington managing director Robert Heys has been suspended from all football activity for 21 months by the Football Association after breaching their betting regulations.

The governing body charged Heys at the start of the month and he admitted to 735 breaches of their betting rules at a hearing last Thursday.

Stanley's managing director, who was also fined £1,000, intends to appeal the punishment.

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