Iron name Baraclough boss

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Scunthorpe have confirmed Ian Baraclough as their new manager.

The 39-year-old former first-team coach had been in temporary charge for the last three games since the departure of Nigel Adkins and Andy Crosby to Southampton.

After beginning with a stunning 4-0 win at Sheffield United, the Iron lost 2-0 at Swansea before going out of the Carling Cup following a 5-2 defeat by holders Manchester United at Glanford Park on Wednesday.

Baraclough's first match as permanent manager will be at home to Ipswich on Saturday with goalkeeping coach Kevin Pressman, 42, appointed as assistant manager.

Chairman Steve Wharton told the club's official website, "He is an exceptionally nice person who I had pencilled in as a prospective manager some two years ago.

"I and my board of directors will do our utmost to give Ian all the support he needs to continue and build upon our recent successes."

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