GRA­HAM SO GLAD TO LEAD THE IRON

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Tom Black­ett

GRA­HAM Alexan­der re­turned to where it all started for him when he was ap­pointed Scun­thorpe United man­ager last Tues­day – and be­lieves there is the pos­si­bil­ity to do ‘great things’.

The 44-year-old came through the youth ranks at the Iron and went on to make 159 league ap­pear­ances in the open­ing half of the 90s.

Now the ex-Scot­land right­back is glad to be back. He be­gan with a 0-0 draw at Barns­ley on Fri­day ( see p14).

The for­mer Fleet­wood man­ager said:“It’s fan­tas­tic to be back. I’m an am­bi­tious guy, I want to win things. The guys in charge at the club are ex­actly the same and I’m sure we’ll do great things here.”

Alexan­der has signed a three-and-a-half year con­tract and will hope to give the Iron some sta­bil­ity.

Mark Robins was sacked in Jan­uary and then care­taker Nick Daws was ap­pointed as boss un­til the end of the sea­son fol­low­ing a string of good re­sults. But the Iron be­lieve mak­ing a per­ma­nent ap­point­ment now is the right move. Daws will be as­sis­tant man­ager with Andy Daw­son as first team coach.

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Images

MORSY CODE: Sam Morsy cel­e­brates scor­ing Wi­gan’s fourth goal with Max Power and, in­set, Power is in fo­cus af­ter net­ting the Lat­ics’ sec­ond STAR MAN MAX POWER

Wi­gan

RE­TURN: Gra­ham Alexan­der

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