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CHRIS WILL BRING LOTS OF QUALITIES

30 June 2016

Iron manager Graham Alexander believes installing Chris Lucketti as his assistant manager will enhance the club's chances going into 2016-17.

Lucketti's move sees him leave the same role at Fleetwood Town where he was also assistant to Alexander before his departure in September.

"When I came in, I wanted to assess the players and staff and how the whole operation works," Alexander told The Iron PlayerHD.

"What I saw was a lot of good stuff, which obviously showed in the results. I just feel, over the course of the whole season, whatever was missing for Scunthorpe not to be at the top end, Chris will come in and help everybody produce that."

The duo go right back to their playing days at Preston North End, where they also then began working together within the youth team at the club.

"We played together at Preston for a number of years. He was the captain there and we had a really good working relationship; playing next to each other," he continued.

"I worked with him with the youth team and then at Fleetwood, so we know each other very well and how each other works. He knows what I expect from the players.

"I admire his qualities and professionalism and the way he maxed his career out and gave everything. He's a really loyal and knowledgable person.

"He will do nothing but good for the players and staff."

The addition sees Nick Daws return to the role of first team coach, with Andy Dawson as coach.

"I spoke to Nick and Andy at the end of last season about what their thoughts were," he stated.

"To be fair, they were great with it. They could see the reasoning behind it and will still have massive parts to play in what we do this season."

See much more from Graham Alexander and new assistant manager Chris Lucketti on The Iron PlayerHD.

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