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McBride joins as Head of Medical Services

15 January 2018

Scunthorpe United are pleased to announce Michael McBride has joined the club’s backroom staff as Head of Medical Services.

Michael teams up with the Iron following seven months working at Chesterfield as Physiotherapist, after joining them in July 2017.

The Glasgow University graduate has previously worked for Coventry City, Bristol City, St Johnstone and Wigan Athletic in similar roles.

McBride spent nine years with the Sky Blues, before an 18-month period with the Robins and 16 months in Scotland. He has also been involved with the Scottish FA, working with the Scottish National Team for over 15 years.

On joining the Iron, he said: “I am delighted to be joining Scunthorpe United and am looking forward to working with the manager, coaching team and players towards success at the football club, both on and off the pitch.”

Graham Alexander added: “Chris Burton left for Norwich some time ago and we’ve since been looking for the right person. We’ve got Ben Palmer, who had just started with us, and luckily we’ve had Johnny Wilson step into the breach to help us out, which has been fantastic. Every credit to him, he’s been fantastic to help us out like that.”

“Michael fitted every single criteria. He’s vastly experienced, ultra-professional, knows the job inside out and has worked at a fantastic level. I know this from experience because he worked with the Scottish National Team and he came into the squad around the same time as me. We’re delighted to get him on board and we thank Chesterfield for their co-operation with this as well.”

Michael will head up the medical department, with Ben Palmer working under him as Assistant Physiotherapist.

Scunthorpe United would also like to thank Johnny Wilson for his hard work and commitment during the interim period of this appointment and wish him all the best for the future.

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