Caretaker duo of Nick Daws and Andy Dawson placed in charge of Scunthorpe United until end of the season

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 28 March 2018, 13:54

Scunthorpe United’s caretaker duo of Nick Daws and Andy Dawson will take charge of the club for the remainder of the season following the sacking of Graham Alexander.

Chairman Peter Swann confirmed in a statement - see below - that the duo will oversee the first team until the summer, meaning the likes of Steve Cotterill and Grant McCann will have to wait...for now.

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Alexander was sent packing last weekend following a run of one win in 13 matches, however the 5th-placed club still have every chance of finishing in the League One play-offs.

At the time of writing Scunthorpe are situated two points within the top-6 with seven games to go, although the club have played 1-2 matches more than the chasing pack.

It’s now the task of Daws and Dawson to lead the Iron to promotion up to the Championship, a league they’ve been absent from for seven years.

The double act previously took over on a temporary basis for five games back in January/February 2016 following the departure of Mark Robins, who is now managing Coventry City.

They impressed too, recording four wins, with Daws then named boss until Alexander’s arrival in March. The club went on to finish 7th, agonisingly missing out on the play-offs by three goals.

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Daws and Dawson’s first game back in the hotseat is away to Oxford - who appointed Karl Robinson last week - on Saturday, followed by clashes against Plymouth, AFC Wimbledon, Charlton, Walsall, MK Dons and then Bradford.

Meanwhile, former Birmingham boss Cotterill remains the evens favourite for the permanent job, with ex Peterborough manager priced at 3/1, while Steve McClaren ruled himself out of the running earlier in the week.

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