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Scunny appoint Robins

Scunthorpe have confirmed the appointment of Mark Robins as their new manager.

The 44-year-old former Rotherham, Coventry and Barnsley boss was presented at a press conference at Glanford Park on Monday lunchtime.

Robins has been out of work since leaving Huddersfield just one game into this season and succeeds Russ Wilcox, who was sacked last Wednesday.

Robins, who has signed a three-year deal at Glanford Park, watched on from the stands as Scunthorpe beat 10-man Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium on Saturday.


New Scunny boss starts with win

Paddy Madden
Paddy Madden got the party started. Credit: PA

Caretaker boss Andy Dawson gave incoming Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins a welcome boost as the Iron romped to a 3-0 victory at Gillingham in League One.

Russ Wilcox paid the price for a poor run of results earlier this week, but United responded to the news that Robins will take over on Monday with a resounding success.

Aided by the dismissal of Doug Loft, Scunthorpe ended a run of four straight defeats with goals from Paddy Madden, Neal Bishop and Gary McSheffrey, the latter deep in stoppage time.

Scunny sack Wilcox

Russ Wilcox
Russ Wilcox is out of work. Credit: PA

Scunthorpe have sacked manager Russ Wilcox following a poor run of results.

The Sky Bet League One side have lost six of their last seven matches in all competitions, culminating in a 2-1 home defeat to Notts County in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.

Wilcox, who took over last December following a spell as caretaker boss, led the Iron to promotion last season having finished runners-up to Chesterfield in League Two.


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.

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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