Scunthorpe United have named Ian Baraclough as their new Manager following a short spell in caretaker charge.

Baraclough took over following the departure of Nigel Adkins, to Southampton, and won his first match in charge in convincing fashion, beating Sheffield United 4-0 at Bramall Lane.

The second match ended in defeat at home to Swansea but his side put in a battling performance against Manchester United in the Carling Cup in midweek. The Iron even took the lead at Glanford Park on Tuesday night before eventually going down 5-2.

Baraclough arrived at Scunthorpe in March 2004, as a player, making 149 appearances and helping them to two promotions before hanging up his boots in 2008 and joining the coaching staff.

He has appointed former goalkeeping coach Kevin Pressman as his assistant and their first match in permanent charge will be Saturday's home game against Ipswich Town.

Speaking on the appointment Scunthorpe Chairman Steve Wharton told www.scunthorpe-United.co.uk: "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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