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Scunthorpe United sack manager and assistant

Scunthorpe United have sacked their manager Mark Robins and his assistant David (Ned) Kelly in the wake of Saturday's 5-0 defeat at Blackpool.

Scunthorpe United sack manager Mark Robins Credit: Simon Cooper/EMPICS Sport

The Iron currently sit 16th in League One, 6 points outside the playoffs.

We are sad to part company with Mark and Ned, but we have to think about the best interests of Scunthorpe United Football Club. We wish Mark and Ned all the best for the future."

– Chairman Peter Swann

Robins, who has previously been in charge at Rotherham, Barnsley and Huddersfield, joined the Iron in October 2014, guiding the club to League One safety last season.


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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
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