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DELIGHTED TO REUNITE WITH GRAHAM AGAIN

30 June 2016

New Iron assistant manager Chris Lucketti is relishing the chance to link up again with manager Graham Alexander after nine months apart.

The 44-year-old moves to North Lincolnshire after holding the same role at League One rivals Fleetwood Town.

"I'm delighted to be here," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"Graham and I go back a long way. We played for six years at Preston and worked together for over three years at both Preston and Fleetwood so I'm delighted to be working with him again.

"I loved my time at Fleetwood and had a lot of success. We took the club on to another level in getting promoted to League One and I'd like to think I've played a big part in that as much as Fleetwood have played a big part in my coaching career."

On his relationship with the United boss, Lucketti reflected on their longstanding association witheach other and hopes for further success as a pair.

"We've worked together, we've played together and we are mates on and off the pitch," he continued.

"We've got a relationship where we know each other and that's key. You want to work with people who you trust and believe in."

The former Halifax, Bury and Huddersfield defender took to the training ground for the first time on Thursday and believes he will settle in quickly, particularly considering the familiar faces alongside him.

"It's been great," he stated.

"The staff are great here and Nick Daws is another pal of mine who I played with at Bury for over six years. You meet a lot of people in football, but Nick is one of the genuine mates that I've had, and we have always kept in touch with each other. It's great to work with Graham again, along with Nick and Andy Dawson. There is also Paul Musselwhite, who I know through playing against him over the years.

"It's a great group of staff who I'm excited to work with.

"I'll take no time to settle in. I already know a lot of the players through playing against them or personally already, so that's a big help for me as well."

See much more from Chris Lucketti on joining as assistant manager, along with Graham Alexander's reaction to his arrival on The Iron PlayerHD.

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