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Daws appointed Iron manager

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Scunthorpe United have confirmed the appointment of Nick Daws as manager until the end of the season.

Andy Dawson has been installed as Daws’ number two going forward.

Iron chairman Peter Swann said in a statement: “We’ve seen what they’ve done over the period they’ve been in charge and we have been impressed.

“They’ve worked very hard and the players are responding to them. We thought it was really important we kept that intact and it gives us a chance to still reach the play-offs.

“We’ve seen a natural course of events, with Nick leading the way with plenty of support from Andy and I think as a duo they work very well together. As a football club, we need somebody to lead the team forward as a manager and between them they are very happy in this situation.

“Andy has been at the club since I’ve been here and he’s improved every year. They’re both going to give us everything they’ve got.

“I’ve told them to go out there, play with freedom and try to win as many matches as possible. That’s the only way that we’ll get into the play-offs and they both certainly know how to win football matches.

“They’re now fully focused on preparing the team for the home match against Oldham Athletic and I’m really looking forward to the weekend. The football we’ve played in recent weeks has been excellent and I can only see that improving.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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