A series of missed chances kept Scunthorpe in the hat for the Second Round of the FA Cup as they clung on against local rivals Grimsby
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Niall Canavan is mobbed by team-mates after opening the scoring against Northampton, who hit back through Zander Diamond seven minutes later.
League Two Scunthorpe United have announced the appointment of Russ Wilcox as manager on a permanent basis.
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.
Scunthorpe have completed their 10th summer signing with the arrival of former Wolves striker Sam Winnall.
The 23-year-old, recently released by Wolves, has put pen to paper on a one-year deal after scoring three goals in four appearances for them during a trial spell.
Manager Brian Laws has challenged Scunthorpe trialists Deon Burton and Craig Fagan to impress him as the two strikers seek a new club.
Laws intends to run the rule over the pair in a friendly against Frickley Athletic on Tuesday night as the League Two outfit crank up their pre-season preparations.
Scunthorpe are looking at Burton and Fagan, both without a club since respective releases from Gillingham and Bury, as they look to bolster their attacking options.
The wintry conditions are taking their toll as the first weekend football fixtures have been called off.
The League One games at Scunthorpe, Crawley and Bury have all fallen victim to frozen pitches while the League Two matches at Accrington, Rochdale and Southend are off for the same reason.