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AN HONOUR

14 May 2014

Iron boss Russ Wilcox is proud to have been voted the LMA League Two manager of the season.

That was the first of two awards he and Scunthorpe United received on the night - beating off competition from Chesterfield's Paul Cook, Rochdale's Keith Hill and York City's Nigel Worthington.

"It was an amazing night - to be in the same company as people like Sir Alex Ferguson and lots of top managers and coaches was great," he told BBC Radio Humberside.

"It was a fantastic feeling to pick up two awards on behalf of Scunthorpe United and obviously for myself.

"It gives me huge pride. It's been an amazing six months since I took the job in November.

"it has just rolled on and rolled on. To pick up the two awards was an amazing feeling.

"It all shows you how quickly football can change and you have to be ready for those moments when they arrive.

"It was important to become qualified, and get lots of experience. 15 years as a number two has helped me achieve what we've achieved.

"It was all a bit of a surprise but you know you've always got a chance - with 30 games in charge and one defeat."

Wilcox also received a special merit award to mark the 28-game unbeaten run between November and April, and was presented the honour by Sir Alex Ferguson - who accidentally called the Iron boss 'Bruce' on a couple of occasions.

"I have no idea where that came from but it was quite a funny moment in the end. I had to address him though and hopefully I did that in a respectful way," he added.

"I've had 30 games as a manager and he's had over 1,000 so I can forgive him for that.

"He was fine about it and it was all done in good taste."

Supporters can hear the latest from Iron boss Russ Wilcox by 'listening again' to BBC Radio Humberside's Sports Talk programme from last night.

The interview starts 37 minutes in. Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ykzk0


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