In conversation with Matt Sparrow

Wembley born midfielder Matt Sparrow discusses how he signed for the Iron’s youth set up and breaking through during a tough season in 1999 as Scunthorpe were relegated from League One.

He opens up about a spell in prison and subsequent career concerns following an altercation in the town centre, how Laws and Wharton stood by him, bouncing back and becoming a mainstay of Laws’ side and play off defeat to Lincoln City in 203..

He then discusses four promotions with the Iron, his double at Wembley against Millwall, Championship survival, leaving for Brighton and his eventual return as Brian Laws got the band back together.

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