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Graham Alexander sacked as Scunthorpe United boss

Graham Alexander Credit: PA

Promotion-chasing Scunthorpe have sacked manager Graham Alexander after a run of eight matches without a win.

The 46-year-old was appointed as Mark Robins' successor in March 2016 and led the Iron to the play-offs last season, where they lost to Millwall.

The club announced his dismissal – along with that of assistant boss Neil McDonald – following their 1-1 draw at Glanford Park with struggling Rochdale on Saturday.

The result left United fifth in the table, two points above seventh-placed Plymouth, with seven games remaining.

A statement published on the club's official website read: "Scunthorpe United FC can confirm that manager Graham Alexander and assistant manager Neil McDonald have this evening both been relieved of their duties.

"The club would wish to place on record their appreciation of Graham's efforts during his two years at Glanford Park."