Russ given the boot

Russ Wilcox and assistant John Schofield have been sacked with immediate effect after last night’s 2-1 defeat to Notts County.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Scunthorpe United have today terminated the contracts of manager Russ Wilcox and assistant manager John Schofield with immediate effect.

“The club would like to place on record their thanks to Russ and John for their efforts, but in particular to Russ for leading the Iron into League One.

“Andy Dawson will take charge of Saturday’s game at Gillingham, assisted by Tony Daws.”

More to follow.

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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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