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Getting To Know: Scunthorpe United

11 March 2014

We learn a bit more about Scunthorpe United

We get to know Tuesday night's opponents Scunthorpe United a little better...

- Despite not making things work at Southend United, Gary Hooper found form at Scunthorpe, and earned a £2,400,000 move to Celtic.

- Scunthorpe United’s mascots are called Scunny Bunny and Scunny Hunny Bunny.

- Nigel Adkins moved from the physio role to manager after Brian Laws left the club. He would guide the Iron to promotion and is now manger of Reading in the Championship.

- Their record attendance at Glanford Park came in a League Cup game against Premier League giants Manchester United in 2010. 9,077 were there to watch.

- Local rivals Grimsby Town knocked the Iron out of the FA Cup this season, and Brian Laws was sacked after the game.

- Scunthorpe United joined the Football League in 1950, after turning professional in 1912 and being formed in 1899.

- Sam Winnall is currently League 2’s top goalscorer.

- Chris Iwelumo, who scored the winner in the game at Roots Hall earlier this season, has left the Iron by mutual consent.

- The Iron were playing their football in the Championship during the 2010/11 season, but finished bottom, and were relegated from League 1 last season.

- Their move to Glanford Park from the Old Show Ground saw them become the first English football club in the modern era to move to a new purpose-built stadium.

- This is Russ Wilcox’s first permanent manager’s job, but he did have a spell as caretaker boss with the Iron back in 2004.

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