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HARD TO PLAY AGAINST

13 October 2014

Iron coach Andy Dawson has spoken ahead of the imminent arrival of new manager Mark Robins.

Following the departure of Russ Wilcox on Wednesday, Dawson was placed in temporary charge of first team affairs for Saturday’s meeting with Gillingham at Priestfield.

The 35-year-old oversaw an emphatic 3-0 victory in Kent, and responded to questions about the new managerial structure by telling The Iron Player: “At the end of the day, all through my career – as a player or as a coach – you come to work and give 110 per cent.

“I’ve done that since I’ve been here as a player, and I’ve done it today [Saturday]. Whatever happens, I’ve given 110 per cent for the club and it’s a fantastic result as well.

“I spoke to the new manager yesterday [Friday], had a little chat to him, and said I’d see him Monday morning.”

The transition from player to manager for Dawson was one simplified by his involvement with the reserve team since returning to Glanford Park last summer, and he added: “Over the last year-and-a-half since I came to Scunthorpe I’ve seen both sides having been part of the coaching staff.

“I’ve been progressing that way, so it’s not a massive thing for me to see it from that side. I enjoyed watching the lads as it was a great performance, and said to them at the end ‘You must enjoy playing like that?’

“When you play like that, you’re hard to play against, and it’s enjoyable.”

See much more from Andy Dawson, Paddy Madden, Gary McSheffrey and Deon Burton on The Iron Player.

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